Hauser embraces Holocaust survivor
Photo: Shaul Golan
A young German woman whose grandparents were Nazis is embracing Holocaust survivors in Israel.
Katherine Hauser, 25, is a photography student living near Frankfurt. During a recent visit to Israel, she decided to take photos of Holocaust survivors and present them to her grandparents, who were members of Hitler-Jugend – the Nazi youth movement.
She also plans to present the photos in an exhibition and share the survivors' stories.
Guy Oren, head of the volunteer activity at the Foundation for the Benefit of Holocaust Victims, initiated her meetings with the survivors.
"They were undeterred by my story and opened up to me," Hauser says. "I felt very close to them, as if we had known each other for a long time. We must remind everyone of what the Nazis did to them. It must not be forgotten."