Survivors to share stories on Holocaust Remembrance Day

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As his grandfather lay dying after the Nazis ripped the beard off his face, Carl Willner promised him that he would tell the story of the Holocaust – if he lived through it.

Miriam Patipa and her sister, Eva, were separated from their mother in Auschwitz. Patipa remembers her mother’s last words to Eva, “Take care of the child.” Later that day, when Patipa asked for her mother, another young girl pointed to the black smoke rising from the chimneys and told her, “That is where your mother is burning.”

Willner, 92, and Patipa, 88, will tell their stories of survival 10:30 a.m. Thursday, May 5, at Temple Beth El, 2815 North Flagler Drive, West Palm Beach in honor of Holocaust Remembrance Day. The event is free and open to the public in Senter Hall.

For information, contact Michele Dargan at 561-307-3091 or micheledarganmedia@gmail.com