Holocaust survivor shares experience with Perrysburg students


    Dr. Irene Butter spoke at Perrysburg Junior High School on Wednesday (WNWO).

    PERRYSBURG, Ohio (WNWO) -- Perrysburg Junior High School students were able to learn about the holocaust through the eyes of a survivor Wednesday afternoon.

    Dr. Irene Butter was born in Berlin then moved to Holland where she lived just down the road from Anne Frank, before being deported to a concentration camp.

    She moved to america when she was 15.

    She said it's extremely important for everyone to remember what happened 75 years ago and says we are seeing echoes of the holocaust reoccurring in today's society.

    "What I learned during the holocaust is that all people are the same. It doesn't matter if you're rich or poor, black or white, or what kind of religion you have and so we should respect other people because we're all the same," said Butter.

    Dr. Butter is also the author of Shores Beyond Shores, a story of her entire experience during World War II.

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