Aaron Elster

Aaron Elster is vice president of the board for the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center in Skokie. "I think maybe this is one of the reasons we survived," said Elster, 76, who hid from the Nazis in a Polish family's attic for two years. "There has to be a reason. What is so special about me?"<br>
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As a member of the museum's speakers bureau, Elster said, "My job is to go around all over and try to convince people to stop hating each other."
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( Tribune photo by Chris Walker / April 13, 2009 )

Aaron Elster is vice president of the board for the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center in Skokie. "I think maybe this is one of the reasons we survived," said Elster, 76, who hid from the Nazis in a Polish family's attic for two years. "There has to be a reason. What is so special about me?"

As a member of the museum's speakers bureau, Elster said, "My job is to go around all over and try to convince people to stop hating each other."

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