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Tuesday, April 13, 6:30-7:30 p.m. on zoom.us/j/86367293631
Open to Bet Torah teens in 7th grade, and all Jewish teens in 8th-12th grade, including METNY USYers. Hosted by Bet Torah’s Nosh and Drash.
Judy Altmann was born in Jasina, Czechoslovakia. She was fourteen years old when her town was invaded by the Nazis in 1939. She and her family were sent to a ghetto in Hungary, where 30 families lived in one house. In 1944 they were arrested and transported to Auschwitz. It was there she encountered Josef Mengele. She was selected for work. From there she was sent to Essen and Gelsenkirchen Labor camps where she remained until March 1945. She survived the death march that ended in Bergen- Belsen. Sick with typhus, Ms. Altmann was barely alive when she was liberated by the British Army in 1945.
Mrs. Altmann was given the opportunity to go to Sweden and lived there until 1948 at which time she emigrated to the United States. Mrs. Altmann delivers her testimony to thousands of schoolchildren, is a member of the Holocaust & Human Rights Education Center Speakers Bureau, and is Vice President of the Holocaust Child Survivors of Connecticut.