CHICAGO (CBS) — More than 300 Holocaust survivors were honored as guests at a noontime luncheon in Chicago – to raise $5 million money for the Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington.
And they were eager to share their stories.
“What do you want to know? I was 16 years old. We were a family of six children. Two of us survived,” said 88-year-old Eva Weiss.
“I don’t know even know how to remember what I saw. I saw a lot of horrible things.”
When she was liberated, she was in Bergen-Belsen.
She lives in Chicago now.
“The war started when I was only 7 years old. My father managed to buy some horses to run to the Russian side, because we were in the German side of Poland,” said 84-year-old Morris Schwalb, who now lives in Park Ridge. “We ran from home. Then after a year, Stalin sent us to labor camps.”