Paul was a true inspiration. He was the face of the Holocaust for school children throughout Kenosha County and beyond. He was a survivor.
“Paul would walk into a room filled with middle school students and captivate all of them with his kindness and charm,” Jody Fuller, an eighth-grade teacher at Salem School, said. “Paul told his story with such emotion that he made you feel as if you were there. He was an inspiration to all of the people whose lives he touched.”
Paul wasn't much older than the students he would share his stories with when the Germans invaded Poland in 1939. He shared stories of the horrors experienced in the seven camps he estimates he was in during the war — including acts of cannibalism and starvation.
The impact Paul had on young people can be clearly seen in the thousands of thank you letters he received every year from students. Paul shared many of life’s lessons with when he spoke in schools. He would encourage students to take advantage of every opportunity by staying in school, loving your country, and accepting everyone as an individual.Taking the horrific experiences of the Holocaust and turning them into positive lessons of survival is the true gift that was given by Paul in his speeches.
Having survived the worst that humanity had to offer, he had lived a life exemplifying the best in human nature. Sharing his story all over the country to make sure the history of the Holocaust was not forgotten.
He was a true example of humanity .