Holocaust Survivor's MLB Dream to Come True
Hermina Hirsch to sing national anthem at Detroit Tigers game
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 8, 2016 12:24 PM CDT
The national anthem is sung before a game between the Miami Marlins and the Detroit Tigers.   (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

(Newser) – Hermina Hirsch has sung the national anthem at weekly meetings of Holocaust survivors for decades, but she always dreamed of having a larger audience. Now she'll get her chance. After telling her family her dream of singing at an MLB game, a granddaughter reached out to the Detroit Tigers, which agreed to let her sing at a game on May 21, reports Fox 2 and CBS Detroit. The event will have special significance for the 89-year-old native of Czechoslovakia, now living in a Detroit suburb, who remembers hearing "The Star-Spangled Banner" sung at games in the US after her escape from Auschwitz. "I have nothing to lose," Hirsch says of her big moment. "I'm an old woman."