for years, survivors kept to themselves what had happened, he said.
"It was just too painful even to talk about it with our families. But all that changed in the '60s and '70s when the Holocaust deniers came on the scene. At best, they said the numbers were exaggerated; at worst they said the whole thing was a hoax," he said.
"Incidentally, I have nothing against the German people. The people who perpetrated this crime are dead or were killed. We can't hold the people of Germany responsible for what their fathers and grandfathers did. . . . We have to move along."