Holocaust survivor tells his story, discusses 'hope' on First News at Four

Published: Feb. 18, 2019 at 5:42 PM CST
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Jacob Eisenbach was 16 years old when Nazis occupied his hometown of Lodz, Poland.

"The built a wall, cutting the Jewish people off completely into a ghetto," said Eisenbach on First News at Four. "No radio, no newspaper, no mail."

For months, that was how Eisenbach and his family lived. One by one, members of his family were taken to be killed.

Still, Eisenbach says he would overhear conversations of the adults around him. He learned that even in the "darkest" times, he should hold hope.

Eisenbach escaped the Holocaust during which 6 million of his fellow Jews were murdered. He made it to the United States in the 1950s, where he worked as a dentist for 60 years. Now, his "second career" is traveling the world and telling his story, including at the Rudder Auditorium on the Texas A&M campus Monday evening.

"As an eyewitness to the greatest crimes in human history, I think that story should be told and retold for the sake of our children and all future generations" said Eisenbach. "Our hope is that someday the population of the world will be able to say with satisfaction, 'Never again.'"

See the full conversation from First News at Four in two parts in the video player above.

Dr. Eisenbach's speaking engagement is sold out, but you can live stream the entire event beginning at 6:30 p.m. by visiting the Related Links.