Holocaust victim Theodore Halpern recalls experience during Newark Holocaust Remembrance ceremony

Theodore Halpern talked about being left behind because of a handicap as his family journeyed to America in search of tolerance. (5/6/14)

NEWARK - A Holocaust victim shared memories of his early life in Austria at Newark's 27th annual Holocaust Remembrance ceremony Tuesday.

Theodore Halpern talked about being left behind because of a handicap as his family journeyed to America in search of tolerance.

He says that in a world that seems to forget, it is important to educate youth about the horrors millions of Holocaust victims endured. 

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"That's the way we can teach the young children about bigotry and hatred," Halpern says. "That we should accept each person for what that person is. It has nothing to do with race or religion"

Halpern was saved by an ambulance crew after he was separated from his grandmother in a bombing raid in Belgium. His family sent for him after the war.

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