8 2015

Yom HaShoah Preview with Marie Silverman

7:00PM - 9:00PM  

Marie and Jeannette, sisters from Antwerp, Belgium, were just five and nine years old when they began a life on the run from the Nazis in 1940. The young girls hid in France until caught by the Nazis and put into a deportation camp. With the help of the underground they were smuggled out of the camp and taken to a safe hiding place. Eventually they escaped, without their mother across the Pyrenees Mountains to Barcelona, Spain. In 1944 they journeyed to the United States and were placed in an orphanage until a foster home could be found for them in Rhode Island-becoming the state’s first refugee children from the Holocaust. Join us as Marie shares her remarkable story with us.