NEW HAVEN--Judith Alter Kallman was just 5 years old when her parents and siblings were sent to Auschwitz.
On Monday, Kallman spoke at the University of New Haven, which held a Holocaust remembrance ceremony, about what it was like to flee the Nazis at such a young age.
"Somebody who hates can destroy this world. And we've got to stop them, they are a disease. And they are people that you've got to keep away from, or destroy them before anything spreads," she said.
Judith shared her full story in her memoir, "A Candle in the Heart."
Names of victims were read aloud, and candles were lit in their memory. Holocaust Remembrance Day is this Thursday.