NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Monday is Holocaust Remembrance Day.
It’s a day of commemoration for the six million Jews killed by Nazi Germany and its collaborators throughout World Conflict II.
Israel got here to a standstill as sirens wailed for 2 minutes and other people stopped of their tracks.
In Decrease Manhattan, Holocaust survivors from Germany and Poland can be on the Museum of Jewish Heritage discussing their experiences.
“We’ve an obligation to recollect and we have now an obligation to react,” stated Michael Glickman, the museum’s president and CEO.
A type of partaking within the occasion is eighty three-yr-previous Sally Frishberg.
For a few years, Frishberg couldn’t bear to share her story.
“It took quite a lot of effort to discover ways to inform it as a result of I might cry,” Frishberg stated.
Frishberg was eight years previous when a Polish farmer hid her household. There have been 15 of them in a straw-crammed attic.
“We lived in horrible dust,” she stated. “I didn’t brush my tooth for 2 years. I didn’t comb my hair for 2 years.”
They have been lastly liberated when Frishberg was 10.
Now she tells her story as typically as potential.
“The world should know that hatred needs to be ended,” stated Frishberg, who got here to the U.S. 70 years in the past. “We not can afford it.”