Holocaust survivor shares his experiences

Posted at 11:19 PM, Apr 24, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-24 23:19:43-04

On Holocaust Remembrance Day, Towson University took some time to think about the past. A Holocaust survivor spoke about his experiences during a presentation Monday night.

Howard Kaidanow said it's difficult to share his story because it brings back bad memories, but he does it anyway because someone has to tell the story.

His personal tragedy happened in April 1942. Nazis were rounding up Jews in his neighborhood, so he and his brother hid. His mother did not -- and Nazis beat her before shooting and killing her. Kaidanow witnessed it all, and he couldn't do anything about it.

"It's not human. It's against humanity," Kaidanow said of the incident. "Even animals don't do things like that like we experienced."

He said he tells his story because he hopes it won't be repeated. He hopes the people of today will never forget those lost during the Holocaust.

"Everything is important as far as people should be nice to each other. People should not hate each other, and some do," Kadianow said. "Why does something like that happen in my lifetime, I don't know. It's unexplainable."