GOOD NEWS Holocaust Survivor Sings the National Anthem at Detroit Tigers Game
An 89-year-old Holocaust survivor crossed an item off her bucket list over the weekend when she sang the national anthem at a Major League Baseball game.
Hermina Hirsch performed "The Star-Spangled Banner" at Detroit's Comerica Park before the Tigers took on the Tampa Bay Rays.
A native of Czechoslovakia, Hirsch was 17 when her family was split up and sent to concentration camps in 1944.
According to her granddaughter, Andrea Hirsch, Hermina Hirsch and her older sister were shuffled between five different concentration camps, including Auschwitz, before she was liberated in January 1945.
Hirsch told WWJ-TV that she wanted to sing at a baseball game before she died and she wasn't at all afraid about performing in front of thousands of people.
“If I lived through the concentration camp, it couldn’t be that bad,” Hirsch said.
According to WWJ-TV, Hirsch has been singing the anthem for years during Holocaust survivor meetings in the Detroit area.
Watch an alternate angle of Hirsch's inspiring performance below.