[Gregory Shaver for Shaw Media]
Holocaust survivor Steen Metz of Barrington, 83, answers a question while speaking to students at Richmond Burton Community High School Tuesday morning April 16, 2019. Metz, was an 8-year-old boy when on October 2, 1943, he was taken from his childhood home in Odense, Denmark and sent to Theresienstadt Concentration Camp in Terezin that was then Czechoslovakia, along with his mother and father. Hunger, harsh living conditions, constant uncertainty and death hung over Metz’s head. His father died of starvation less than six months after arrival. Life itself would be a big question mark for Metz until he and his mother were liberated on April 15, 1945, one month before the scheduled launch of the camp’s newly installed gas chamber.