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2023 First Person Series: Rae Goldfarb

Event details
Calendar   Speaking Engagements
Location YouTube
Date Wed, Jul 26, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Duration   1h

Eleven-year-old Rae Goldfarb held her breath, hidden from view in a double wall, as neighbors looted her family home and bickered over who would take a pot or a spoon.

Months earlier, Rae’s life had changed dramatically, as the Nazis marched into her hometown in Poland. Then, after months of living in fear in the ghetto and eight days in hiding, Rae managed to escape and avoid being killed in a massacre of Jews.

Watch to learn how Rae and her mother spent the next two years on the run—outmaneuvering Nazis and eventually joining up with partisan resistance fighters in the forest.

Rae Goldfarb, Holocaust survivor and USHMM volunteer

Bill Benson, Journalist and Host, First Person: Conversations with Holocaust Survivors

Watch live at You do not need a YouTube account to view USHMM's program. After the live broadcast, the recording will be available to watch on demand on USHMM's YouTube page.

First Person is a monthly hour-long discussion with a Holocaust survivor and is made possible through generous support from the Louis Franklin Smith Foundation, with additional funding from the Arlene and Daniel Fisher Foundation.

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