An Auschwitz survivor speaks at CMU for the Holocaust Awareness Series

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GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. Colorado Mesa University welcomes an Auschwitz survivor to campus as part of this year's Holocaust Awareness Series.

Kitty Williams was just 19 years old when she was taken from here small Hungarian hometown where she and her family were the only Jews.

She and five of her brothers and sisters were forced into Auschwitz, the largest of the Nazi concentration camps in the summer of 1944.

While initially hesitant to speak out about the tragedies she witnessed every day in the camp, Williams says she feels responsible for being the voice of all those that did not make it out alive.

“We all should be aware of it. It can to happen to anybody; they came for the Jews but who knows they’ll go after next,” says Kitty Williams.

She emphasized in her speech that history has a way of repeating itself and it's the responsibility of everyone to stop it from happening again.

Williams lost her father and two siblings during the Holocaust.

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