“Let it Not Happen Again”

Polish born 94 years old Morris (Moniek) Rosen is a survivor of Auschwitz concentration camp, living to tell about his horrific experiences during World War II. Morris made it his mission to describe his experience as a matter of respect and remembrance of the people who did not survive Nazi atrocities. Morris is a volunteer speaker at the Holocaust Museum in Washington, D.C., and it is a rare opportunity and honor to listen to his firsthand testimony at BES.

Morris Rosen (Moniek Rozen) was born in 1922 and grew up in Dabrowa Gornicza, an industrial town in western Poland. When Germany invaded Poland in 1939, Rosen attempted to flee but was forced to return and work for the German construction office. In 1942, Rosen’s parents were deported to the Auschwitz concentration camp. Rosen was sent to several camps, including Buchenwald, and in 1945 was liberated from Theresienstadt by Soviet forces. His parents and five of his siblings perished in the Holocaust. In 1949, after spending several years in displaced persons camps in Austria and Germany, Rosen immigrated to the United States. Read more about Morris Rosen and hear him describe his forced march to Buchenwald at: http://ur1.ca/gvdef.

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