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Voices of Survivors (Escambia County)
May 4, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Testimony of a Local Holocaust Survivor
The Florida Holocaust Museum, in conjunction with The University of West Florida Historic Trust, invite the public to hear the story of a local Holocaust Survivor. This free program is open to the public and will take place on Wednesday, May 4th at 2:00 p.m at the Voices of Pensacola Multicultural Center.
This program includes a live Skype presentation lead by The Florida Holocaust Museum’s Senior Educator, Sandy Mermelstein and features the personal testimony of local Holocaust Survivor, Mary Wygodski.
Mary Wygodski was born in Vilna, Poland and raised in a traditional middle class Jewish family. She was just 15 years old in 1941 when the Germans arrived and her family was sent to the Vilna Ghetto. She was separated from her mother and two sisters at a boxcar in 1943 and never saw them again. She endured forced labor and many other atrocities as she passed through a series of concentration camps to include: Riga (Latvia), Shtutthof (East Prussia) and Magdeburg (Germany). By the end of the war, she was her family’s sole survivor.
This program will conclude with a remote Q & A session between Holocaust Survivor Mary Wygodski and the live audience in Escambia County.
Please RSVP to Voices of Pensacola Multicultural Center at (850) 595-5840.