Holocaust Survivor Tells Her Story
Holocaust survivor Miriam Winter relates her personal story of deliverance from the Warsaw ghetto and Ozarow, Poland, in the early 1940s at the Anderson Reading Area of the Alma College Library March 7 at 4 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.
Winter was born in Lodz, Poland, in 1933. She and her family were in the Warsaw ghetto in 1940 and in Ozarow 1940-1941. At age 8, she was given by her parents to a Jewish woman from Lubicz, Cesia, who, in a chance meeting on a train, handed her over to a Polish woman. Winter spent the war with the woman as a hidden child. She changed her name to Maria, became a Catholic and a Pole. After the war, she went to an orphanage. She immigrated to the United States in 1969.
Winter has published a book Trains: A Memoir of a Childhood During and After World War II about her experiences escaping the fate of so many other Jews during the reign of Adolf Hitler and the Nazi Party. Her talk in the Library is titled "In Search of Memory: A Hidden Child in Poland During the Holocaust."
Posted: Fri, February 24th, 2006 at 3:54PM