Holocaust survivor and author Betty Grebenschikoff has passed away, and the USC Shoah Foundation is mourning her loss.
Grebenschikoff was a Jewish survivor of the Holocaust who had authored several books and was also a speaker.
In February 2021, she was reunited with a childhood friend after 81 years of being apart.
In an interview, Grebenschikoff talked about her life and how she feels about it.
She said that she did the best she could, but there were things she would have changed.
She wished she had talked to her parents more, but they were very conservative and didn’t want to talk about what had happened during the Holocaust.
Grebenschikoff found satisfaction in speaking to people about her experiences during the Holocaust and keeping the memory of those who were lost alive.
She believed that it was important to educate people about the Holocaust to ensure that such atrocities do not happen again.
To her family and future generations, Grebenschikoff’s message was to be kind to one another, be open-minded, and believe in oneself.
She also emphasized the importance of giving to others and not judging people without first understanding their experiences.
Lastly, she believed that money was not the most important thing in life and that one’s sense of security and self-belief were more critical.