For some, such as the ones at a Rockville senior living center, the memories remain too painful to recount more than half a century later.
Holocaust survivor Henry Blumenstein, 76. He was a young boy when his father was arrested in Vienna and sent to a labor camp. His mother, Else, was able to pay for his release and quick escape to Cuba. Meanwhile, Henry and his mother Else were sheltered together, then separately, by the Dutch resistance, but his mother was arrested and sent to Auschwitz in 1943, where she died. Linda Davidson/The Washington Post