Preserving the Past: The Legacy of the Holocaust Survivors

Merle R. Saferstein
Often when I reflect on my years as a Holocaust educator, I marvel at all I learned and experienced—but mostly, how fortunate I was to have had the opportunity to be in the presence of these twentieth-century heroes. They rose from the ashes and created new lives for themselves—lives without hatred. What they taught me about resilience and the triumph of the human spirit is the greatest gift I’ve ever received. I was their witness. I promised them I would remember their stories and share them.