Fri July 3, 2009
Kentucky Holocaust survivors speak
By Todd Hatton
Murray, KY – In July of 1945, the world was only beginning to learn about the Nazis' systematic murder of 11 million people, 6 million of which were Jews. Those who survived the extermination camps at Auschwitz, Treblinka, Sobibor, and elsewhere where also beginning to make their way home, to Palestine, and to the United States. And some Holocaust survivors who came to America found their way to Kentucky. The lives they led in the Commonwealth were as varied as the ones they led before the war, and the new book This Is Home Now from oral historian Arwen Donahue and photographer Rebecca Gayle Howell tells the survivors' stories in their own words. Todd Hatton speaks with Donahue about the book and the stories it contains.
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