Anna Kaplan
Record Staff Writer
Published Friday, Oct 6, 2006

When other kids her age around the world played and learned to read, Elane Norych Geller did everything she could to live for just another day.

She stole food and hoped Nazi soldiers would have the heart to spare her. She saw people die and hoped she and her family wouldn’t suffer the same fate.

All because she happened to be born Jewish in Poland four years before Adolph Hitler decided to wipe her people off the face of the planet.

She spoke Thursday at San Joaquin Delta College about her survival and the dangers of hatred and racism, encouraging the audience to stand up for peace in light of all the injustice happening internationally, such as genocide in Darfur, Sudan.