Local Kim Yashek to give father’s speech about living through Nazi concentration camps

VAIL — For more than half a century, Richard Yashek stayed quiet.

Yashek, a Holocaust survivor, kept his family in the dark about the unspeakably painful years of his life.

“I knew, but I was not allowed to bring up the subject,” said Kim Yashek, Richard’s daughter. “I wasn’t allowed to go to Germany or drive German cars.”

In 1993, Richard made the bold move of returning to his hometown of Luebeck, Germany — a place he’d been ripped away from 52 years before.