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Holocaust survivor tours Pensacola
A holocaust survivor is touring Pensacola and telling his story. He's going to high schools and colleges on Tuesday and Wednesday. Tuesday,
Dr. Allan Hall visited Washington High School and Pensacola State College.
Hall's story is one many of us have only read in books. When he was just 4 years old, the Nazi's invaded Poland. Hall remembers, "You do whatever you have to do to survive.
The dates are etched into his memory. He recalls, "September 1, 1939 invaded Poland."
His family then walked 200 miles and went into hiding. They moved locations several times, often hiding in closets and in attics. Hall said, " We had little or no food. We had little or no hygiene. We had spongebath for 2.5 years."
But that's not what he remembers the most.
"What I remember intensely, is the absolute fear that at any moment we were facing death. It's not the possibility of death, its death itself."
His parents and his brother survived. But just about everyone else they knew were killed. When he was 11, they immigrated to America.
" It was February 9th, 1947. I still remember the first view of flying into New York City and the lights.
On Wednesday he will visit Catholic High School and UWF. His presentation is open to the public at UWF at 6:30.