The following quote is from a news article which you can read in full at https://collegian.com/2017/02/holocaust-survivor-shares-experience-in-auschwitz/
[Fanny] Starr is concerned that under the current presidential administration, she will become a victim again.
“I’m very much against this government, and I’m very scared I will become a victim again,” Starr said. “(President Donald Trump) is not the human being to be president.”
Starr says she continues to speak to counteract anti-Semitism present in the world today.
The following quote is from the news artical:
Fanny Starr said she lost her will to live when she entered the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp months before it was liberated by the British.
“I told my sister, ‘I don’t want to live. I don’t have nobody,’” Starr said upon entering Bergen-Belsen.
Starr said her sister, Rena Alter, grabbed her by the collar of her striped outfit.
“She grabbed me by my clothes, stood me up and said, ‘This is our life, no mom, no dad,’” Starr said.
Starr shared her experience as a Holocaust survivor in the Nazi concentration camps with over 1200 students Wednesday night for the 20th annual Holocaust Awareness Week. Rebecca Chapman, a freshman at East High School, and Alex Ingber, the Vice President of Students for Holocaust Awareness, asked Starr questions about the Holocaust.
Starr, born in 1922, was a teenager when her family was forced into the Lodz ghetto.
According to Starr, there was very little food, and people received food once a month if they were lucky.
Starr and her family were taken to Auschwitz in a train car of nearly 60 people after the [Lodz] ghetto was liquidated in 1944.
Starr remembers Auschwitz as a horrid place where the Jewish people were stripped of their clothes, and their identities were reduced to numbers. She remembers seeing the writing “Arbei Macht Frei” and Dr. Josef Mengele in his black uniform as she got off the train.
Starr remembers how [Dr.] Mengele assessed each Jew who got off the train and decided who looked healthy enough to work or who would be sent to the gas chambers.
“My youngest sister, (as) we were standing in the line to see him, … pinched my cheeks, and I pinched her cheeks to look (healthy),” Starr said.
Starr remembers laying in a field in Auschwitz, looking up at the night sky as bodies burned in the ovens.
“The sky was red, and the smell was horrid,” Starr said. “You could smell the body smell and the hair smell. We could see the ashes coming down like snow.”
Starr lost her mother and two siblings to the gas chambers in Auschwitz. Her father starved in Dachau.
She said she and her sister came to America in 1951. Starr said they visited a cemetery to say their goodbyes to family members even though their family’s bodies “were just ashes.”
What can I say about this? She is a typical “liar, liar, pants on fire” Jewish Holocaust survivor.