My father, Gunther Karger, escaped the Holocaust, but my grandparents, Herbert and Ida Karger, along with the entire extended family, were killed.
In 1939, my dad, who was 6-years-old at the time, was put on the last train out of Germany by his father, and arrived in Sweden, where he was able to survive the war. At the end of World War II, he came to the United States as a legal immigrant, learning English and working hard.
He got a good education, had a successful career and raised a family. He is truly a self made man in every respect and achieved the American Dream. My dad is now 83 and my mom, Shirley, is 81 and they are living out their golden years in Homestead.
I’m proud of my father for his survival and success and honor the memory of my grandparents, and the entire extended Karger family. Will you also honor them, and the six million Jews who were brutally murdered during the Holocaust on today, Holocaust Remembrance Day?
Kenneth Karger, Kendall