Idaho Anne Frank Memorial to honor valley Holocaust survivor
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The Year was 1932.
"I was 11-years-old when Hitler came to power," Holocaust survivor, Rose Beal said sitting in her Boise apartment, reflecting on her experience.
At 17, Beal was arrested along with approximately 17,000 other Jews in their native Berlin and deported to Poland. Beal says she was one of only 200 survivors.
Now at 90, Rose Beal continues to share her empowering story of survival in classrooms through the Treasure Valley, educating students and younger generations about the horrors of the Holocaust and Nazi Germany.
"I really want to make a tribute to society," Beal said. "I consider it my duty to talk to these children. They can talk to someone who's lived through it."
The Idaho Human Rights Education Center plans to recognize Beal with "The Rose Beal Legendary Garden," to break ground in a section of the Anne Frank Memorial next spring.
Beal said she's humbled by this upcoming tribute. But, the Holocaust survivor originally balked at the idea of her community planting a garden in her honor.
"I thought to myself and said why me?," Beal chuckled. "What I have done? I haven't done anything."