The granddaughter of a Holocaust survivor, Katie, decided to share the heartbreaking story of her beloved grandmother on Tumblr. Her grandmother was only 2-years-old when Hitler marched into Poland in 1939. The girl was too little to understand how horribly this political shift would change not only her own fate but also the fate of the whole nation.
Despite the fact that Katie’s grandmother survived one of the most terrifying events in history, she was left traumatized for the rest of her life. “Those horrors did not fade with time,” Katie says. Witnessing the deaths of people she knew and loved, being forced out of her home to live in a concentration camp and suffer under horrible conditions left a painful wound, which was reopened 56 years later when she returned to the gates of the concentration camp. This was the first time Katie heard her grandmother’s horrific story and was inspired to share it with others for a very important reason. Scroll below to learn why!
The granddaughter of a Holocaust survivor, Katie, decided to share the heartbreaking story of her beloved grandmother on Tumblr
Image credits: Katie