New film explores the life of Holocaust survivor Irene Butter
She was born in Germany, but as life for Jews in Germany became more dangerous through the 1930s, she and her family moved to the Netherlands – to Amsterdam, in the same neighborhood as a young girl named Anne Frank.
And like Anne Frank, she was captured by the Nazis and taken to the notorious Bergen-Belsen concentration camp.
But unlike Anne, young Irene Butter survived the camp.
Today, Dr. Irene Butter is a professor emeritus at the University of Michigan's School of Public Health.
Her life has been a remarkable journey, knit together by Irene's decision that she was going to live as a Holocaust survivor, not as a victim.
Irene Butter is the subject of the film "Never a Bystander," by Ann Arbor filmmaker Evelyn Neuhaus.”
Irene Butter and Evelyn Neuhaus joined us today on the show.
*Listen to our interview above.