HOLOCAUST SURVIVOR SPEAKS AT WEBO
Elizabeth Pearl | The Lebanon Reporter
LIFE STORY: Cincinnati resident and Holocaust survivor Conrad Weiner spoke to Western Boone Jr.-Sr. High School students Friday morning about his time in a concentration camp, his life in Communist Romania and his eventual immigration to the United States. Weiner was 3 years old when his family was transported by cattle car to the Budi labor camp. He lived there for about four years, until the camp was liberated by the Soviet Army in 1944. Of the 1,500 people who traveled with Weiner's family on the cattle car, only 300 survived.
Weiner immigrated to the United States in 1960 and joined the U.S. Army, which sent him to Germany because he spoke five languages. Weiner said that he was not angry at the Germans because he understood that being German did not make them Nazis.
"If you remember nothing else of what I've said to you," Weiner told the crowd of Webo teachers and students, "remember to stand up when you see injustice."