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Local Jewish folks say Pittsburgh shooting brings back terrifying memories

Posted at 6:10 PM, Oct 30, 2018

The deadly shooting at a Pittsburgh area synagogue served as a terrifying reminder of hate.

"When the war started, I was 18-months-old, and when it ended, I was 7 years old,” said Roman Frayman. "I lost a baby brother."

Frayman said he lost most of his relatives in the war. He fears a similar fate has returned. He volunteers to speak about his experiences, as it serves as a form of therapy.

"I never thought this would be happening again, especially in America,” said Frayman. "I attribute it to stupidity, ignorance."

According to Anita Gray, with the Anti-Defamation League, hate has grown and spread rapidly since 2016.

“The rates of anti-Semitism in the United States increased exponentially, to 57 percent,” said Gray. "Ohio is sixth in the country for the most white supremacist flyers that have been reported to us. They are after the hearts and minds of our young people." 

You can learn more Holocaust survivor stories at the Maltz Museum.