University of Utah professor shares parents' Holocaust stories


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SALT LAKE CITY -- Author, international terrorism expert and University of Utah law professor, Amos Guiora, spoke Saturday at the Salt Lake City Library as part of its ongoing Anne Frank Exhibit.

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Both Guiora's parents are Holocaust survivors and both have refused to speak publicly about their experience and survival.

Guiora told the audience the responsibility lies with him to tell his parents' stories and, as a terrorism and defense expert, to teach others how to keep another Holocaust from happening.

An attendee sits with a picture of Anne Frank. (Photo ©AFS/AFF, Amsterdam/Basel)
An attendee sits with a picture of Anne Frank. (Photo ©AFS/AFF, Amsterdam/Basel)

"What I really seek to address tonight is this issue of individual accountability and that we can't hide behind some cloak of danger. We have to act," he said.

Guiora pointed to the thousands of people who risked hiding Jewish families from the Nazis as evidence of "individual accountability."

On a personal note, Guiora's mother's story is much like Anne Frank's. She too was hidden as a young girl, yet unlike Anne Frank, Guiora's mother survived.

E-mail: lprichard@ksl.com

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"Anne Frank: A History for Today" was developed by the Anne Frank House and is sponsored in North America by the Anne Frank Center USA.

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