Holocaust survivor shares his story at Texas A&M

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COLLEGE STATION, Tex. (KBTX) - A German Holocaust survivor shared his story of persecution with hundreds of Texas A&M students and the community.

Bert Romberg gave a guest lecture Thursday night at Rudder Theatre.

He was invited by Hillel at Texas A&M University for the free event.

Romberg was born in Germany during the country's transition to Nazism.

He, his mother and sister were able to immigrate to the United Kingdom as part of Kindertransport that rescued Jewish children by sending them to England.

He told the crowd he was bullied because of being a Jew as he attended elementary school in Germany. Eventually, his family lost their house there and most of their property as fascism spread.

Romberg, his mother and sister eventually moved to the United States.

He now lives in the Dallas area and is active with the Dallas Holocaust Museum.

During a question-and-answer session he said he still believes in faith.

When asked how he felt about Germany now, he said he's still upset at what happened, but about 20 years ago decided to forgive them.

An estimated six million Jews were killed during the Holocaust.

More than 50 million people are believed to have died in World War II.