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Holocaust Survivor Is Dismayed

A Holocaust survivor says efforts to stop people from committing atrocities against others still has a long ways to go. 

Eva Schloss and her family were held in the Auschwitz Concentration camp during World War Two and her father and brother died there. Schloss plans to speak about her experiences Thursday night in Jackson.   Schloss has worked hard on causes aimed at reducing prejudice and bigotry. Her goal has been to prevent events like the Holocaust.

Well it was perhaps for the first 20 years better and now it’s become terrible again. Now I think at the moment it’s become worse than ever.”

Schloss had hoped that the world would learn from the Holocaust, but she says that clearly has not happened.

“What’s going on in Syria, Iraq, and Africa…people still hate each other so much that they are willing to kill each other just because they think different or they have a slightly different religion.”

Schloss says it’s up to nations to fix things. She will speak on behalf of the Chabad  Jewish Center of Wyoming and her presentation begins tonight at 7 p.m. at the Jackson Center for the Arts. 

Bob Beck retired from Wyoming Public Media after serving as News Director of Wyoming Public Radio for 34 years. During his time as News Director WPR has won over 100 national, regional and state news awards.
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