A horrific moment in time is captured in pictures and on display in Gainesville.
It's an exhibit filled with photos from the Holocaust at the University of Florida.
A local Holocaust survivor shares his emotional story with us.
"I lost my brother," say 79-year-old Sol Bleiweis as he relives painful memories of his brothers last words.
"And he said God I want to live - I didn't do anything wrong," says Bleiweis.
Born in Poland, Bleiweis was imprisoned in Germany at 11-years-old.
"I was being persecuted because I was a Jew," says Bleiweis.
He says he spent years tortured in concentration camps, witnessing many killings and suicides.
He says he lived with anger and pain for many years but now, he thinks differently.
"I think you learn to be compassionate," says Bleiweis.
Now Bleiweis spends his time sharing his story in classrooms and conferences.
He says he doesn't want people to forget or deny what has happened, and exhibits like this one, keep it alive.
Organizers say having a Holocaust survivor at the exhibit, really drove the message home.
"That generation is not going to be with us that much longer," says one of the Event Organizers.
They say today's exhibit is kicking off an international conference called 'Imaging the Unimagineable'.
The community members who stopped by say they had very strong reactions to the photos they saw.
Thalia Hayden WCJB TV20 News.
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