Holocaust survivor Paul Beller recounts escape from Austria

A man who survived the Holocaust told the story about his escape from Austria to a group at the East Brunswick Library.



Paul Beller told the crowd how he was just 8 years old when he was among a group of children to be taken out of the dangers in Europe by an attorney from the United States.



Beller also told the group about what his family had to go through.



"My father was subject to arrest, so he went into the hospital and had surgery. He had his appendix taken out. He didn't need it, but he took it out anyway because they wanted to keep him in a hospital where he might be a little safer," Beller said.



Beller was reunited with his family after World War II ended.



Wednesday's event was put together by the Brandeis National Committee.


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