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Catholics and the Holocaust

Bucks County Courier Times

Danny Goldsmith was 10 when the Nazis came for his family one night in 1942. Soldiers in trucks blocked the ends of Korte Kievit Street in Antwerp. Front doors were bashed. Screaming began.

His mother took him and his toddler sister, Lillian, to the roof where they lay in the darkness.

“I looked over into the street and saw people being dragged in their nightclothes and being beaten,â€? said Goldsmith.

For the rest of World War II, he was in hiding, sometimes a breath ahead of a raid that would likely land him in a death camp.

“My story is unique,â€? Goldsmith told an assembly at Conwell-Egan Catholic High School last week. “I owe my life to the Catholic Church.