At the center of Ashley Crose’s AP History classroom at Saguaro High School in Scottsdale is a picture of Elie Wiesel — a Holocaust survivor, author, professor and Nobel Peace Prize laureate.

Under it, is a quote from Wiesel that reads:

“When you listen to a witness, you become a witness.”

Today, that witness is Rise Stillman, a 94-year-old resident of Scottsdale.

“I said what’s a crematorium? I’ve never heard of a crematorium. She said that’s where your family is being burned.”

Stillman, a Czechoslovakian-born Jew, is recounting painful eight-decades old memories, some she’s never told before from her time at Auschwitz.

Read the whole story by Phil Latzman at KJZZ by clicking here.



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