Av Szyller of Covington, La., recounts his experiences as a Jew living in occupied France in the early 1940s during a Holocaust Days of Remembrance gathering at Stennis Space Center on May 12. Szyller was arrested by Nazi soldiers but managed to escape France after several close calls. However, he lost his father and other family members in Auschwitz. Szyller, 83, returned to Europe in 1945 as a sergeant in the U.S. Army. After the war, he located to Louisiana, where he practices clinical psychology.