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Saturday, February 15 • 12:30pm - 1:45pm
Children of the Holocaust Revealed

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Three survivors of the Holocaust will offer short, first-hand testimonies of a brief moment of their childhood experiences. Each survivor will bring to life one vivid moment, one indelible memory of those years. Following these testimonies, each survivor will meet with audience members in small groups to continue to share reflections and respond to individual questions.
Consider what it means to witness those who witnessed the Holocaust.


Myra Genn

Myra Herbst Genn, a psychotherapist, was among very few children from her town in Poland to survive the Holocaust. Together with her mother and an aunt, she fled from the ghetto to a neighboring farm where they were hidden by a Catholic family for nearly a year. In 1948, she and her... Read More →

Manny Mandel

Emanuel "Manny" was born in Riga, Latvia, in 1936. As a five-year-old Manny witnessed his first Holocaust experience, and has never forgotten the events of that day. After six months in Bergen-Belsen, Manny was taken to a displaced children’s home in Switzerland. After over a year... Read More →

Yechiel Shaffer

Yechiel Shaffer is a communal rabbi, educator and innovator. His work has included creating a forum for online teaching, implementing extensive adult educational/cultural programming for a synagogue, and consulting with Jewish day schools about their marketing and fundraising campaigns... Read More →

Rosa Sirota

Rosa Sirota was born in Poland. She and her mother escaped from the ghetto and went into hiding under assumed names with Christian Ukranian peasants, who did not now that they were Jewish. Rosa and her mother were the only survivors in her family. Rosa, a retired high school teacher... Read More →

Saturday February 15, 2014 12:30pm - 1:45pm EST
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