Holocaust survivor who was a child in concentration camps shares story in Carlisle

Carlisle/West Shore

The Holocaust is one of the most horrific and violent events of world history. Now, decades later, a man who was just ten years old when he and his family were sent to concentration camps shared his story at the Carlisle Barracks to ensure those who did not survive will never be forgotten. 

Heartfelt truth, a standing ovation, and a few laughs to lighten the mood. David Tuck shared his stories of perseverance and hope as a child in concentration camps for 4 and a half years during World War II.

“When I went to sleep I said please God let me see the light the next day, because I was getting skinny, skinny, and I thought every day is the last day,” said Tuck.

Dozens were at the Army War College in Carlisle to hear his words.

“It’s fascinating hearing somebody who’s seen such a tumultuous and challenging time. It brings out a lot of emotion,” said Timothy McGrew, an Army War College student and Lt. Colonel in the Army Reserve.

Tuck travels and skypes around the world, sharing his story, so that history is never forgotten.

“Now I’m here in America. I have a job to do, make sure that this never happens again,” said Tuck.

“What do you see in terms of the world and the environment today that we should be aware of as citizens?” was one of many questions from the crowd.

“I hope people take it seriously what’s going on in the world because anti-semitism is coming back now, so if it’s going against the Jews, who’s going to be next?” said Tuck.

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