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Holocaust Survivor to Fulfill Dream, Sing National Anthem at Baseball Game

Hermina Hirsch, Holocaust Survivor to Sing National Anthem at MLB Game (Photo: Fox 2 screenshot)

Those who survived the Holocaust lived the lives that 6 million were not able to, soldiering on after such tragedy. With these survivors now in their golden years, it is always heartwarming to hear when something good happens to one of them, as is the case for Hermina Hirsch, who Fox News reports will fulfill a lifelong dream:

Hermina Hirsch, 89, said she lost so much of her family at the Auschwitz concentration camp, including her parents and three brothers. A native of Czechoslovakia, she came to the U.S. soon after she was freed, and her husband, Bernard, took her to Detroit Tigers games.

"I don’t want to die before I sing at a baseball game," she told Fox 2. Hirsch said she'd sung the national anthem at weekly meetings of Holocaust survivors for years. She lives in the Detrot suburb of Southfield.

Relatives said she revealed her wish just a few weeks ago. "It completely shocked my entire family. She used to sing me and my cousins to sleep when we were younger, but we had no idea she wanted to turn her singing into so much more," granddaughter Andrea Hirsch told Fox 2...

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