Video: Holocaust survivor sings national anthem for Tigers game

Video: Holocaust survivor sings national anthem for Tigers game
Hermina Hirsch sings the national anthem in Comerica Park. (Image: Screen grab of ABC News video, YouTube)

Put this in the “no dry eyes” column.

Hermina Hirsch is a Holocaust survivor who was interned in a Polish ghetto at the age of 17, and shuffled around among concentration camps afterward — including the notorious Auschwitz death camp, where 1.1 million prisoners were killed, about 90% of them Jews.  She was liberated on 21 April 1945.

She married Bernard Hirsch in 1947, and they moved to Detroit in 1953 after immigrating to America.

On a lovely Saturday in April 2016, the 89-year-old realized one of her “bucket list” dreams: singing the  “Star-Spangled Banner” to open a Detroit Tigers game in Comerica Park.

May America never cease being the nation where dreams come true.

(H/t: Fox News Insider)

J.E. Dyer

J.E. Dyer

J.E. Dyer is a retired Naval Intelligence officer who lives in Southern California, blogging as The Optimistic Conservative for domestic tranquility and world peace. Her articles have appeared at Hot Air, Commentary’s Contentions, Patheos, The Daily Caller, The Jewish Press, and The Weekly Standard.


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