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Holocaust survivor urges people not to live with hate in speech at Dickinson College

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A story of survival. Dickinson College students and community members had the chance to the hear firsthand accounts of Holocaust survivor, Dave Tuck.

He says that he shares his story so that people will never forget the Holocaust and what happened to the Jewish people.

"I make sure that people never forget. I will never forget and never forgive what they did to me."

Dave Tuck has been telling his story of survival for the past 30 years.

He survived six concentration camps, including Auschwitz.


"Four years later I’m skin and bone. American men invaded Europe, they closed up Auschwitz on January 13th."

Today, what hurts him is people denying the Holocaust -- and the most recent attack on the Jewish people, the Tree of Life Synagogue mass shooting.

"It’s still the best country. You can speak up, you can do things. But to go out and go in a temple, a synagogue, and kill 11 people for what?" asked Tuck.

Dickinson College junior Solomon Zisser came out to hear Tuck speak.

"I don’t think there’s ever been a more important time to hear a Holocaust survivor speak, just with everything going on in our world."

After the Pittsburgh shooting, he feels there's a sense of fear.

"And I think hearing stories of despair of the holocaust but also of a little bit of hope. I mean David Tuck is alive, David Tuck is here in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, in America telling his survival story of what the horrors of what happened but also how he triumphed."

Tuck's message to this generation of students? Don't live with hate in your heart.

"If I have to live with hate, if I have to look at my number on my arm from Auschwitz and dwell on it, I have no life."

Click here to learn more about Dave Tuck and other survivors.

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