Holocaust survivors hope their stories outlive them
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Fred and Miriam Hoffman are among Holocaust survivors who worry that their deaths will trigger increasing disregard of the atrocities or even disbelief in them. Most people who made it out of the Holocaust are now dead. Of the estimated 500 survivors who settled in the area, about 150 are still alive.

By Myung Oak Kim, Rocky Mountain News
January 23, 2007
Forty years ago, Fred and Miriam Hoffman belonged to a close-knit group of people who had seen humanity at its worst.

At least once a month, the couple gathered for dinners, parties and religious celebrations with Holocaust survivors who had started a new life in Denver.

Today, the social gatherings are rare.

“Forty years ago, we celebrated births and bar mitzvahs,” said Miriam Hoffman, 70, of southeast Denver. “Unfortunately, now we go to funerals.”

Most people who made it out of the Holocaust are now dead.

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