Holocaust Survivors Honored At Chicago Fundraiser For Washington D.C. Museum

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.

WBBM’s Steve Miller

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“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.

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Holocaust survivor Eva Weiss attends a luncheon in Chicago on Sept. 14, 2016, to raise $5 million for the Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C.

“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.”

Morris Schwalb, Holocaust suvivor | Steve Miller

Morris Schwalb, Holocaust suvivor | Steve Miller

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