Woman recounts tragic story of Holocaust

By Carl Kanefsky 3:21pm, April 8, 2013 - Updated 12:56pm, April 9, 2013
WDEL's Carl Kanefsky speaks with local Holocaust survivor.
Decades after the genocide that killed six million Jews, one Delaware woman told her tragic story for the first time.

WDEL's Carl Kanefsky was there.

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Susan Bendetz Plitt had never before spoken in front of an audience, explaining how everyone in her family except her mother and grandmother died during the Nazi regime in Hungary.

She was on hand as Delaware joined the world in observing Yom Hashoah, a day of remembrance, an exercise she says is important, so the next generation can learn acceptance instead of hatred.

"It is very important that we keep talking about it and try to convince as many people as possible from a very young age on, to open their minds and their hearts, and get to know each other and accept all kinds of differences," she says.

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Susan was 18 years old when she fled. She arrived in America at age 27 and says the United States was the first place she felt happy and could breathe without fearing the authorities.

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