SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) - Fred Voss has waited a long time for this - the 92-year-old Holocaust survivor is finally receiving his high school diploma.
When Voss is honored Friday night at Lansing High School outside Ithaca, he says he'll accept the diploma on behalf of the 1.5 million Jewish children who were never able to pursue their education.
Voss was a teenager when he and his family escaped Nazi Germany, landed in the United States, and forged a new life. He eventually took a job with a textile company, rose to vice president, retired, and started speaking to high school and college students about making a stand against prejudice.
Voss delivered his message of promoting diversity and tolerance in a speaking career that has spanned 27 years. He says he's honored to among the class of 2012.