Sonia K and her sister were able to survive the Holocaust by raising their hands when they were asked if they were shoemakers. They were assigned to take apart the shoes of the murdered people. Neither of them was a shoemaker but since they were given a work duty they were able to survive long enough until they were rescued.
Sonia states in the video that, “Life is a very precious thing, and you hang onto it as much and as long as you can.”
It is important that stories like this are published and distributed widely so that people can remember survivor stories and still think about them and some point in their busy schedules. As Holocaust memory because more and more distant these stories that go viral are crucial to maintaining a sense of connection and understanding.