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Wednesday, June 28, 2017
Hilda describes the living conditions in the Uherský Brod ghetto in Czechoslovakia. After four years in the ghetto, she and her family were deported to Theresienstadt.
Thursday, March 30, 2017
100 Days to Inspire Respect Sonia Bielski describes how the man who helped her escape from the ghetto touched her inappropriately one night.
Friday, March 24, 2017
100 Days to Inspire Respect After escaping the ghetto in Lwów, Poland in the early 1940s, Lilit—at the time barely even a teenager—encountered a dangerous militiamen who recognized her. She was saved only by her own quick thinking.
Thursday, January 19, 2017
Max Schindler remembers the German occupation of Poland and his family’s decision to return to their grandmother’s small village to evade the Nazis. He recalls how even though there were anti-Jewish measures including expulsion from school, his family’s Jewish owned store still operated in the small town. Just weeks before the Nazis issued an edict forcing all Jews into a ghetto, Max celebrated his bar mitzvah.
Tuesday, October 31, 2017
Chair: Cyrus Shahabi, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, and Spatial Sciences, USC
Tuesday, March 7, 2017
Solly Ganor (Henkind) was born in 1927 in Silute, Lithuania. In 1941, Solly with his family was incarcerated in Kaunas ghetto. In 1944, he was deported to Stutthof concentration camp and then to Kaufering Lager X and Dachau. Solly was liberated in 1945. His father, Heim Henkind, born in 1891 in Minsk, then Russian Empire (today Belarus), was a member of the Russian Social Democratic Labour Party (Men’sheviks), that was emerged after the division of the Party in two groups, Men’sheviks and Bol’sheviks.
Thursday, September 14, 2017
Evgeniia Fizdel was born in 1923 in Odessa, then Ukrainian Socialist Soviet Republic (today Odesa, Ukraine). She lived with her parents in Odessa when in August 1937 her father, Adol’f Fizdel, was arrested as a “German spy” and sent to a Soviet concentration camp. In 1940, he was released from the camp. When the Germans invaded the Soviet Union in 1941, Evgeniia evacuated to Ufa, a city in the Urals, where she continued her medical training. In 1944, she was drafted into the Soviet army and as a military doctor and participated in the liberation of Poland and Germany.
Tuesday, March 7, 2017
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