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Texas Holocaust and Genocide Commission


Caring for Children Who Were Abandoned by the World

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Calendar   Workshops
Location Facebook Live
Date Wed, Dec 8, 8:30am - 9:00am
Duration   30m
Two Jewish children pose for their father, a professional photographer, who would later use the picture to save their lives. US Holocaust Memorial Museum, gift of Gavra Mandil

It appears to be an idyllic holiday moment: two children gaze at a Christmas tree. In fact, the children are Jewish, and the photograph helped save their lives during the Holocaust. As we approach end-of-year holiday celebrations, we remember those who gave the greatest gift of all: refuge in a time of need. Join the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum live on Facebook to hear several stories: In one, a Muslim family, under the cover of darkness, finds shelter for a fleeing Jewish family. In another, after the war, a German Jewish refugee creates a sanctuary for dozens of children after losing most of her own family in the Holocaust.

Dr. Rebecca Erbelding, Historian, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Dr. Edna Friedberg, Historian, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Watch live on Facebook. You do not need a Facebook account to view USHMM's program. After the live broadcast, the recording will be available to watch on demand on the Museum’s Facebook and YouTube pages.

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