Charlotte Adelman on Yiddish Culture
Gerda Klein on forced labor
Coenraad Rood reflects on the importance of tolerance
Charlotte Adelman reflects on the challenge of having to learn French in school after speaking only Yiddish in her home. However, she still remembers and even sings a Yiddish song that she learned as a child. (Pictured Charlotte and her parents in Paris 1938)
Gerda Klein reflects on daily life while imprisoned in the Merzdorf concentration camp a subsidiary camp of Gross Rosen. She describes her forced labor making textiles and also working alongside German citizens. Pictured: Entrance of Gross- Rosen concentration camp.
Coenraad Rood reflects on the importance of tolerance, respect and encourages younger people to always stand up to injustice.
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