Upcoming Holocaust Survivor talks, included with your admission ticket.
Jackie Albin, Holocaust Survivor – Monday, October 14 at 10:30 a.m.
Jacqueline (Jackie) Albin was born in Belfort, France in 1937, two years before the beginning of World War II. When Jackie was two years old, her father was drafted into the French army where he served from 1939-1942. Jackie and her mother lived with her grandparents in Gex, a town in France near the Switzerland border, that had become part of the occupied zone. In 1942, her grandparents were sent to Auschwitz where they were gassed on their arrival.
In 1944, when the Germans were losing the war, Jackie, her mother, her newly born sister, and a group of others fled to the mountains because it was becoming more and more dangerous for them. Her father, who had joined the French Resistance, stayed behind to fight. After the war ended, Jackie’s mother was able to reunite with her mother and brothers–German Jews who managed to leave Germany in time and who were already living in Chicago.
Lisl Schick, Holocaust Survivor – Wednesday, October 16 at 11:30 a.m.
Lisl Schick was born in Vienna, Austria in 1927. In 1939, at age eleven, she and her seven-year-old brother escaped Nazi-occupied Austria on a Kindertransport train for England, where they lived for six years before being reunited with their parents in New York.
Harry Heuman, Second Generation Holocaust Survivor – Thursday, October 17 at 10:00 a.m. and Friday, October 18 at 10:30 a.m.
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.
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