The Holocaust (1934-1945)

Holocaust Survivor Speaks To Avon High School Students

Holocaust Survivor Speaks To Avon High School Students

From 1933 to 1945, Margot Jeremias spent every day in fear for her life, she said. As a German Jewish Holocaust survivor she spent that time either in concentration camps or on the run in hiding.

Jeremias, 91, grew up in Germany and had what she called a good childhood that included many non-Jewish friends. Things changed after Hitler took power in Germany and initiated a steadily escalating persecution of Jews. Jeremias said in 1940 she and her family were sent to a concentration camp. Her parents were eventually sent to Auschwitz, where they died. Jeremias was sent to France, where she spent much of the war in a series of concentration camps as well as homes where Jews were...

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