Saturday, November 11, 2006
Special to the Times

EWING nj — The story must be told.

So said Holocaust survivor Ruth Lubitz, one of three participants this week at “Speak Out: Voices of the Holocaust,” during The College of New Jersey’s Holocaust Remembrance Week.

“In order to get on with my life, I put it out of my mind,” she said. “But the story must be told.”

The program sponsored by the Jewish Student Union featured three speakers, all from Monroe Township.

Lubitz was 11 years old when she was forced to leave home. Her father owned a shop and sold kitchenware in Chemnitz, Germany, that was destroyed in Kris tallnacht, or the Night of Broken Glass, when Jewish homes and businesses were attacked throughout Germany and Austria on Nov. 9-10, 1938.

When she was 7, SS soldiers killed her father when he left the house to park their car. She watched the Gestapo in brown shirts beat her father with billy clubs. He died three days later in the hospital.