Holocaust survivor shares her story with Little Rock

A Holocaust survivor of two concentration camps shares her story.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - A packed crowd filled the Clinton Presidential Center tonight to hear an amazing story of hope and survival from the woman who lived it firsthand. 

Dr. Irene Butter water born in Berlin, Germany and grew up as a Jewish child in Nazi-occupied Europe. She survived not one but two concentration camps, including Bergen-Belsen where she met Anne Frank. 

She came to the United States in 1945 and is a Professor Emerita of Public Health at the University of Michigan. 

"Talking in schools for more than 30 years, I found out that I can connect with students and they connect with my story much more frequently and much more deeply than I ever anticipated," Dr. Butter said.

For the past five years, Dr Butter has been working on her memoir entitled "Shores Beyond Shores: From Holocaust to Hope." 

The book is available to purchase online through Amazon and Barnes & Nobles. 

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