Texas Holocaust and Genocide Commission Awareness - Education - Inspiration

Jack Sacco Speaks About His Liberator Father at UT Austin


By THGC Admin

THGC Executive Director Matt Verdugo met author Jack Sacco at UT

Joe Sacco was one of the first Americans to reach Dachau, a Nazi concentration camp, at the end of World War II.  It was there that he witnessed firsthand the horror of the Holocaust.  His experiences are what led his son, Jack Sacco, to write his Pulitzer Prize-nominated book, Where the Birds Never Sing.

On April 26, the Schusterman Center for Jewish Studies at the University of Texas at Austin invited Mr. Sacco to present his father’s story.  The THGC’s Executive Director, Matt Verdugo, attended this meaningful event, and was given the opportunity to speak to the audience about the Commission’s Texas Liberator Project and related resources.

Mr. Sacco’s story, and the testimonies that form the Texas Liberator Project, serve to remind the world that the Holocaust and genocides must never be forgotten, and must not be allowed to happen again.

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