On Sunday Zollie Gancz shared his inspirational story of survival at Cheyenne's third annual Interfaith Holocaust Commemoration.
The event was held at Ascension Lutheran Church.
Gancz was born in Czechoslovakia. As a teen he and his family fled to Hungary to escape the Nazis. The family was eventually captured and split up. Gancz was sent to a labor camp. He says it was his ability to speak several languages that kept him alive.
After the war ended Gancz learned most of his family died. His sister Helen survived.
Brother and sister moved to Cheyenne in 1954 where they've been ever since.
They're well known in the community for running Audiophile, a local music store.