Gerald Jablon | S.C. Voices: Lessons from the Holocaust
Born in Germany in 1906, Gerald Jablon saw anti-Semitism displayed in teachers' attitudes toward Jewish students. He was sent to a work camp to dig ditches; there was no room to sleep. No one knows what happened to his parents. The police came to his house with papers to take him right after Kristallnacht. He eventually escaped to London, then went on to New York, and finally South Carolina. Jablon is now a CPA in Spartanburg. "The Holocaust is something you will never forget: parents disappearing; the stigma of the enemy alien following prisoners around. Happy to have made it to the U.S. Waited to have children until we came here to America."