Holocaust survivor shares story with UI campus

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UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS — On Holocaust Remembrance Day people heard from a survivor. Kurt Gutfreund visited Illlini Chabad on campus.

On his 5th birthday, he was sent to a concentration camp with his mother. They spent years there before they were freed. Later he moved to the United States.

He now lives in Chicago. Gutfreund says he has one message he wants people to take away from his story.

“They should be tolerant of their neighbor, whether they are of a different race or a different religion. You know, so much hatred is nowadays around,” says Gurfreund.

The talk was sponsored by Zeta Beta Tau fraternity and Illini Chabad.

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