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article imageVideo: Holocaust survivor's inspiring message for young Germans

By Anne Sewell     Sep 29, 2013 in World
Newark - Ninety-year-old Emery Jacoby was taken to a concentration camp at the age of 20. Both his sisters also survived, but their parents were never seen again. He sent an inspiring message to young Germans, in the hope that such events will never be repeated.
Jacoby's grandson set up a Reddit AMA on his behalf two months ago. He also posted a link to a "selfie" taken by his grandfather at the gym.
In the comments on the page, Jacoby explained that he was 20 when he was taken to the concentration camp with his sisters. They both also survived, but he says “my parents were 47 and 49 - I never saw them again after they were taken.”
According to Hypervocal, his grandson also posted a note to Tumblr, where “He got a lot of responses from young Germans who were apologizing for what their ancestors did. He asked me if there was a video we could do for ‘The Youtube’ and I said sure. So here it is.”
The video is an uplifting message for the youth of Germany.
When asked on the Reddit AMA, "If you could re-live one moment, what moment would it be?" Jacoby makes one more important comment:
"The day the war ended. It was at that moment I saw life continuing instead of ending. Without that moment I could not have married my wife!"
According to his YouTube channel, Jacoby is now living in Newark, NJ.
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