Janet Singer Applefield
d. age 22
d. age 35
Me and my Dog, 1938.
d. age 62
Teaching Young Adults Tolerance
and Cousin Anna
d. age 21 and 5
My Mother, d. 1943. Age. 33.
For more than 40 years, I've been sharing my experience as a hidden child during the Holocaust. When the Third Reich attacked Poland in 1939, my entire family scattered. My parents gave me away and I passed from one person to the next, at every turn exposed to danger. I was finally kept by a family on a farm for nearly 2 years. Without the selfless actions of a few people, I would very likely not be alive today.
When I speak to students, teachers, and parents all across the world, I stress the imperative of standing up to discrimination and cruelty – precisely what that family did for me.
I welcome a visit to speak with your class or group.