Holocaust Survivor Speaks in Rocklin

ROCKLIN -- Holocaust survivor Dr. Jacob Eisenbach is just weeks away from turning 96 and he shared some of the trauma he lived through with 500 people gathered at the Chabad Jewish Community Center in Rocklin on Thursday.

One of those moments -- when Nazi soldiers cut the padlock off the attic room where he and his brother were hiding in a pile of straw.

"He found us and I thought to myself, 'This is it. I'm going to die,'" Eisenbach said. "My brother didn't have to go. He could have said, Jack, I know where you're going. You're going to the gas chambers and I'm not going with you,' but that's not what he said."

His brother Sam wasn't slated for deportation at that time but he told Eisenbach, "Where you go, I go," which became the title of Eisenbach's book about all he endured.

Out of 100 family members, Jacob and Sam Eisenbach and their cousin Henry were the only relatives to survive the Holocaust.

speaks all over the country in an effort to combat the kind of hate he believes leads to genocide.

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