Survivor still feels pain of Holocaust
Speaker tells students of being forced to watch as Nazis tortured his family

By DAN HIGGINS, Staff writer
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First published: Tuesday, March 21, 2006

DUANESBURG — Murray Jaros of Schenectady was eight years old when World War II came to his village in rural Poland. Within weeks of seeing the first airplanes fly overhead, Nazi thugs dragged his family out of bed, beat and tortured his parents and grandmother and forced him to watch.

Last week, the quiet, dignified Jaros, shared his story with a roomful of rapt Duanesburg students, some whose mouths fell open as Jaros told about the man who held down his father and ripped out his toenails.