Living Legacy: Holocaust survivors in Brooklyn share firsthand memories

Survivors living in Brooklyn don’t want their painful

Survivors living in Brooklyn don’t want their painful memories to be forgotten.

BROOKLYN - Brooklyn is home to the largest number of Holocaust survivors in New York, but many of them fear their stories are being lost. 

Since nearly all survivors are now in their 80s and 90s, they realize that despite how difficult it may be, they need to share their firsthand accounts now to ensure their painful memories are never forgotten. 

Dolly Rabinovich was among those at a Hanukkah party in Borough Park this past December where survivors gathered to remember the past with others who know what they've been through. She says her near-death experience at the Auschwitz concentration camp as a teenager continues to haunts her. 

Michael Szenberg is still hoping to write an autobiography, but says it's going to be up to younger generations to keep their history alive. 

Just this past May, the former chief rabbi of Israel, Rabbi Yisrael Lau, a Holocaust survivor himself, traveled from Jerusalem to Borough Park, warning that if survivors don't educate today's youth, then he fears history could repeat itself. 

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