Holocaust Survivor Speaks at Odessa College

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

ODESSA - Students at Odessa College had a chance to listen to living history on Wednesday.

Paul Kessler, a Holocaust survivor, has been speaking about his experiences to students around the world.

On Wednesday, he made a stop in Odessa to educate students on the effects of the Holocaust around the world and to speak about tolerance.

"My mother and I were hidden by some people. They hid us in a hole in the ground behind their house. They would bring us food about once a day when they could, some cold soup. Today, I do a lot of speaking about why we study the holocaust and the lessons that the holocaust teaches us," Kessler said.

Kessler says there's seen a spike in intolerance since the 9-11 attacks.