Holocaust survivor shares story with Babylon students in wake of recent attacks

A 91-year-old Holocaust survivor hopes her story of love, loss and survival strikes a chord with people especially the younger generation in the wake of recent violent attacks.

News 12 Staff

Jan 3, 2020, 7:57 PM

Updated 1,605 days ago

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A 91-year-old Holocaust survivor hopes her story of love, loss and survival strikes a chord with people especially the younger generation in the wake of recent violent attacks.
Esther Basch spoke to students at Babylon High School Friday. Her great grandson, Jake Turet, is a student at the school. Basch and Turet say they are disturbed by the attacks on Jews and worry about what it might mean for the future.
"It was sad enough once, I don't think the world can go through it again," says Turet.
Basch was a teen when the Nazis took over. Basch says her family was herded into a Jewish ghetto and six weeks later put on a train to Aushwitz. She says it's important for everyone who cares to listen to her story.
Basch says her message to students is simple, "if you can't do anything good, don't do anything bad."
Senior Hannah Bushery was moved by Basch's story. Bushery says she was proud of Basch for how strong she must have been back then and how strong she is now.
Basch says what gives her strength is her belief in God.
 
 


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