Holocaust Survivors Share Their Stories with Youngsters
Washington Jewish Week (Rockville, MD)
April 18, 2007
Sponsored by the Jewish Community Relations Council in honor of the 64th anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, Sunday's communitywide event, "Yom Hashoah V'Hagvurah: Holocaust Heroes and Martyrs Day" included a Dor L'Dor (Generation to Generation) portion, featuring storytelling by more than 10 child Holocaust survivors at a pizza dinner. About 600 attended.
On Sunday, Jason Albersheim, an eighth-grader at Julius West Middle School in Rockville and a B'nai Israel youth group member, listened raptly to the story of Vienna-born survivor Edith Cord, whose brother and father were deported from France after being labeled "enemy aliens."
Cord's family had managed to escape to France from Austria.
"We're here to understand the stories of the survivors so that when they're gone, we can pass those stories on," Albersheim said, adding that he couldn't believe that Cord, who lives in Columbia, had survived "on a sugar cube and a glass of wine a day" when she was living in France and laboring 10 hours at a stretch in a vineyard.
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