She was taken to a concentration camp and saw what no seven year old should see.
"They took away everything from us and it was an awful thing to see that. My feet, as a young kid, had to walk on top of dead bodies - smaller children than me - in piles and piles," said Hirsch.
After being rescued, Hirsch said she was taken to a convent where she lived alone inside a six foot bunker for two years.
Friday, one of the few living survivors of the Holocaust, Hirsch shared her story to students and teachers at John Brown University for the Arkansas Holocaust Conference, in hopes that folks will learn from this tragedy.
"We have to make sure this never happens again," said Hirsch.