HAMDEN, Conn (WTNH) — Walking side by side under cold rain at Quinnipiac University, Holocaust survivor Andy Sarkany relays his testimony as a toddler in the Budapest Ghetto.
“It came to the point where every Jew had to wear a yellow star like that on he left hand side of the undergarment,” said Sarkany.
Sarkany says his journey to ensure that what happened in World War II is remembered.
“So they say hey I knew someone who understood and managed with a support system to survive the holocaust,” said Sarkany.
A lesson in life not found in any classroom.
“The harshness of life, I think a lot of young people in that room have never met someone who has been through that kind of harshness, have never been exposed to it beyond the front page of a newspaper or picture,” said Rabbi Reena Judd.
Evidence of the enduring human spirit in the face of life’s challenges.
“You got to keep pushing, no matter how hard the struggle is. Keep going as hard as you can. There is always going to be light at the end of the road,” said Quinnipiac University freshman Randall Frank.