Survivor visits school


Holocaust survivor Rabbi Murray Kohn, of Vineland spoke to St. Augustine Prep, Richland, history and theology classes recently about his experience as a child in a Nazi concentration camp.

In 1942 Kohn was 12 years old and taken from his home to Auschwitz. His mother and younger sister were killed there, but he and his father survived. They were liberated in 1945 and immigrated to Italy before coming to the United States in 1950.

“I don’t know why I survived,” said Kohn. “I just did.”

He said he speaks to groups so they too “will never forget.”