A Holocaust survivor tells his tale
By Rachana Dixit, news editor
Posted on April 10, 2006

Thursday evening, in his second appearance at JMU for Holocaust Remembrance Week, Holocaust survivor Alex Lebenstein made it clear that every survivor has his or her own story to tell.

“If a cat has nine lives, I must’ve had twenty,â€? said Lebenstein, who survived Kristallnacht, or “Night of the Broken Glass,â€? two ghettos, two concentration camps and four slave labor camps.

Lebenstein was born in 1927 in Haltern, a small town of 14,000 people in northwest Germany, and said no one believed in the 1930s that Hitler would come to power.