Exhibit tells story of Holocaust memorial​
By Mary E. O’Leary, Register Topics Editor
WEST HAVEN – Unlike 1.5 million other children, Martin Schiller survived the Holocaust, liberated at age 12 from Buchenwald, a Nazi death camp in Germany, by American soldiers.

Speaking at the University of New Haven Wednesday, Schiller said he doesn’t have to conjure up an antiseptic movie moment to find the words to express what freedom meant to him, particularly on that day, April 11, 1945, “when his long nightmare ended.”

“Freedom to me encompasses so many interrelated blessings, freedom of expression, freedom of movement, freedom from hunger, freedom from fear and most of all, freedom from the sword of Damocles,” said the survivor, a UNH graduate and retired engineer living in Fairfield.