Upcoming Holocaust Survivor talks, included with your admission ticket.
Harry Heuman – Thursday, November 15 at 3:00 p.m.
Second Generation Holocaust Survivor Harry Heuman will be sharing his personal story with Museum visitors on Thursday, November 15th at 3:00 p.m. at The Florida Holocaust Museum.
Harry Heuman’s parents lived in Germany when the Nazis began persecuting those of Jewish faith. His mother and father were sent to concentration camps, making him a second-generation Survivor. Many family members were killed.
After the war ended and the camps were liberated—his mother from Auschwitz, his father from Dachau—his parents reunited. Harry was born in 1946 in a displaced persons camp. His family immigrated to the United States.
Betty Grebenschikoff – Friday, November 16 at 10:00 a.m.
Holocaust Survivor Betty Grebenschikoff will be sharing her personal story with Museum visitors on Friday, November 16th at 10:00 a.m. at The Florida Holocaust Museum.
Betty Grebenschikoff’s family fled Nazi Germany during the 1930s and found refuge in Shanghai, China. When Grebenschikoff’s peaceful childhood in Berlin was shattered by Nazi violence against Jews, the family was forced to flee to China in 1939, one step ahead of the Gestapo. Shanghai was the only open port at that time that admitted European Jews without visas or passports. It became a place of refuge for about 20,000 refugees.
Grebenschikoff grew up in Shanghai, where the family tried to make a living under difficult circumstances. During World War II, the Jewish refugees were interned by Japanese authorities in a segregated area known as the Shanghai Ghetto. Life became even harder than before. In 1950 political events in China made yet another escape necessary, this time to Australia. Grebenschikoff finally realized her dream of coming to America in 1953.
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