Episode 252: Ben Ipson
Ben Ipson joins Paul through a connection with Mark Jenkins (Episodes 239 & 245.) Ben told the incredible story of his family who survived the Holocaust. He talked about the history of both the Russians and Nazis and their persecution of the Jewish people as well as mentioning Kristallnacht and other historical events. He traced some of the decisions made and miracles that occurred to his great grandparents and grandfather and the story of how his family ended up in the Richmond, Virginia area. His grandfather, Jay Ipson is one of the founders of the Virginia Holocaust Museum. Ben has been giving tours at the museum since he was 12 years old and he told Paul about how he has carried on his grandfather’s passion for talking to various groups about the museum and the history behind it. Ben’s family’s story of survival is amazing!