Holocaust survivor speaks about experiences at Holyoke event

Hampden County

Dozens gathered in Holyoke Tuesday night for an annual Holocaust commemoration.

The event is put on each year by the Greater Council for Human Understanding, to help educate others on that time in history. 

Eva Sartori spoke about her experiences during the Holocaust. Her and her family lived in Europe during the rise of the Nazi regime, and faced anti-semitism. She spoke publicly for the first time Tuesday night, because she wants to help educate younger generations.

Sartori told 22News, “All the Holocaust survivors are dying and I’m among the youngest. After me, there will be no one who has any personal connection to the Holocust, so here i am.”

The Council for Human Understanding holds events throughout the year to help educate the greater Holyoke community.

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