Holocaust survivor says it’s important for young people to know history

By JOE ORSO | La Crosse Tribune
Sweet moments did occur during Dr. Sabina Zimering’s flight from Poland and struggle to hide her Jewish identity during the Shoah.

The moments before the bombs started to fall, for instance, she was walking home with her mother from a farmers market. She remembers that day — Sept. 1, 1939 — as a crisp, sunny Friday.

Weeks later, when her parents, sister and brother were forced to move into a single bedroom in the Jewish ghetto, she was happy to find other teenagers in the building. And she was even happier when a handsome boy arrived.