Despite great personal pain, Helen Colin chose to share her story of survival during the Holocaust from the first day of her liberation from Bergen-Belsen Concentration Camp, where she addressed German civilians. Presently, she continues to share her history with all who are willing to listen, enduring the pain of recounting because she wishes that her struggles during this time of Nazism be seem as epitomizing hope against despair and compassion against hatred, bias and bigotry.
Helen wants others to see her, not as a victim, but as a survivor. She feels boundless gratitude to her beloved America for providing her, her family and future generations with the opportunities afforded to those who are ready and willing to cherish the precious freedom she had all but lost. She wants only that the world embrace one promise: Respect one another.
"Butterflies are free and so am I." (Helen Colin)
It is hard to follow along with the narrator. I love this story though and kept it going.
The speaker did not take much away from the story and I have actually had the pleasure of listening to Helen speak. She is a phenomenal person and speaker. Such an inspiring story for peace.