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Holocaust survivor shares her story on Viterbo campus

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WXOW) - During the Holocaust the Nazis killed more than 6 million Jews. It's part of history. So survivors share their stories to make sure no one forgets.

At just four years of age, Cipora Katz left her home in Poland with her father and her uncle's family to avoid capture by Nazi troops.

They sought shelter in a potato silo for 22 months.

In that time, Katz's father died, and she says even at four years old, she'll always remember what she went through.

"And being it was dark, I did not know he was dead, they didn't want to tell me," Katz said. "So I cuddled up next to his body and covered ourselves with my blanket."

The ground was so frozen that winter that Katz's family had to wait a week to bury her father.

Katz shared her story on the Viterbo University campus Thursday night as the keynote speaker for the Teaching the Holocaust series.
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