‘A Story That’s Important To Tell’
Two Greenspring residents share memories of life during the Holocaust.
By Amber Healy
July 5, 2006

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Charles Stein grew up in Austria with dreams of being a doctor. Michel Margosis assumed he’d follow in his father’s footsteps and become a journalist. Instead, they spent years hunting for visas, ever watchful of Nazi spies, eventually coming to America where they were safe from prosecution.
The two men, now residents of Greenspring in Springfield, are among thousands of the lucky ones, Jews who were able to escape the Holocaust and have lived to tell their stories through the Living History program at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.
For Stein, his first memory of Nazi presence in Austria is very clear, nearly 60 years later