Concentration Camp Survivor Speaks at Fort Riley

By: 13 News
By: 13 News

Fort Riley took time Wednesday to remember a somber chapter in world history.

Traditional music was part of a Holocaust Days of Remembrance program.

Those attending also heard from Robert Behr. Behr lived in a Nazi concentration camp from 1942 to 1945.

Behr says his goal is to deliver the basic message that discrimination is wrong. He says it's a point that bears repeating because, in many areas of the world today, people are experiencing violence because someone doesn't happen to like another's religion or race.

As for his time held by the Nazis, Behr believes he and his mother avoided the gas chambers because his father fought with the Germans during World War I.

Behr says he does not hold any anger against Germans. He says the current generation cannot be held responsible for their actions of their grandfathers.

Behr's visit to Fort Riley was arranged through his role as a volunteer with the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum.

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