Holocaust survivor Jack Repp died Jan. 14.

Congressman Colin Allred, who graduated from Hillcrest High School, introduced a bipartisan resolution honoring the life of Holocaust survivor and longtime Dallas resident Jack Repp, who was a member of Temple Emanu-El and Temple Shearith Israel before he died Jan. 14. Repp survived a labor camp in Radom and imprisonment in the Auschwitz and Dachau concentration camps. “Repp spent many years sharing his life story with North Texans and people from across the world in hopes that future generations would learn from the past,” reads the release. “He spoke to thousands of people at museums, public and private schools, universities, and military bases and remained an active part of the Jewish community.” You can read about his life story here. “Jack Repp’s life is one of inspiration, perseverance and moral courage,” Allred said. “Out of the darkness, he found light. We are so proud that he called Dallas his home for so many years, and was brave enough to share his story with so many people over the course of his life. I am honored to lead this resolution along with my fellow Texans to celebrate the life of Mr. Jack Repp, and enshrine his memory.”

Download the resolution here.

Click to sign up for the Advocate's weekly news digest and be the first to know what’s happening in Preston Hollow.