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Holocaust survivor’s story

By Eric Kurhi
Monday, April 12th, 2010 at 3:47 pm in Alameda County, General, Hayward, Odds & Ends, Religion.

weinsteinYesterday was Holocaust Remembrance Day. The Daily Review profiled Maria Weinstein, a 79-year-old Hayward resident with a story that could fill a book. She lived through the Holocaust after nearly all the residents of her village were slain by Nazis in 1942.  

After the war, she raised her children in the Soviet Union, where one of her sons served four years in prison for his religious beliefs. She’s an inspiring woman and we’ve received a number of messages from people who said as much.

“When one stops to think, it hard to believe that it wasn’t that long ago when these atrocities took place,” e-mailed a reader.  “Hopefully, many will be inspired by (Maria).  What a better world it would be if more people embraced Maria’s philosophy and outlook on life.”

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