Cela Miller, Part 1 | S.C. Voices: Lessons from the Holocaust


​Cela Miller grew up in Poland during the 1920s. When the war started, the Germans burned towns and homes; removed priests, professors, and Jews. Those who turned in Jews got a kilogram of sugar. She hid in a closet in a village home. Eventually Cela and her family were sent to concentration camps sustained only by bread and soup. Prisoners' names were called, and one never saw them again. People went crazy and died like flies. One never knew if the shower would render water or gas. Her parents were sent to the crematorium. She also lost her brother. Cela was hospitalized, then sent to a Displaced Persons Camp from 1945-49. "We were the first survivors to come to Columbia, S.C. We should appreciate the U.S. Thanks to S.C. ETV for preserving this on tape. The world mustn't forget the persecutions of World War II. Hopefully it will never happen again. Hard to believe that Hitler could bring a nation to do this to millions of people."


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