New generation takes up Holocaust

Marketta Gregory
Staff writer

(April 23, 2006) — Helen Levinson has done her part.

The Brighton woman has described how she escaped from a concentration camp in Poland where people didn’t even get identification numbers because they weren’t expected to live long enough to need them, how she hid in a basement for months until she gained enough weight to look normal.

And through her story of survival, she has inspired a new generation that must now carry forward her legacy — and that of other Holocaust survivors.