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Sun Mar 15, 2015, 02:37 PM

Hansen: A broken doll reflects the horror of the Holocaust, and one survivor's resolve

Bea Karp of Omaha grew up Jewish in Germany during World War II. She has spent her adult life speaking to school groups about the horrors of the Holocaust.


POSTED: SUNDAY, MARCH 15, 2015 12:30 AM
By Matthew Hansen / World-Herald columnist

Bea always tells the students about the day she destroyed her only doll.

She is 82 now, and she has been guest speaking at Omaha-
area schools so long that she may have introduced the darkest chapter of the 20th century to your grandpa, then to your mother and then to you.

And yet every time she steps into a classroom — just as she’s done two or three times a week each spring since 1963 — Bea tells the students the story of that doll.

She brings up the doll because she remembers it as vividly as you remember a wedding or a child’s birth.

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Mon Mar 16, 2015, 01:59 AM

1. another story needing to be heard


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