Ben Stern, a 95-year-old Holocaust survivor, marched to an anti-racism rally in downtown Berkeley Sunday, just a few blocks away from the right-wing protest at Martin Luther King Jr. Civic Center Park.
Stern led a group of Jewish demonstrators to the counterprotest. He walked half a mile from his apartment, arm in arm with his daughter, Charlene Stern, and three local rabbis -- Menachem Creditor, Yonatan Cohen and Julie Saxe-Taller.
Stern fought back tears as the march began.
"I’m not here alone with the live people," said Stern, "but I see all the people of my past -- my family, my friends who didn’t make it."