Eighty years since the Holocaust began, the lessons of this history have never been more relevant. Violent antisemitism remains a threat — as we witnessed at a Texas synagogue this month. Join us as survivors to reflect on and honor the lives of Europe’s Jews—who were targeted for annihilation — other victims of Nazi persecution, and individuals who chose to help.
Organizer: United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
Date and time: Wednesday, 26 January 2022, at 18:00 (ET)
The event will be livestreamed on YouTube.
27 January 2022
Virtual event: The Difference between Life and Death: Choices That Saved a Young Boy
From the moment he was born in 1942 in Slovakia, Arye Ephrath was in danger. His mother gave birth to him with the help of a housemaid in spring 1942 while hiding from the first wave of deportations of Jews from their hometown in Slovakia. Later, a shepherd and his wife took in Arye on the condition they could disguise him as a girl so that he would blend in with their daughters. As we commemorate International Holocaust Remembrance Day, learn how others took risks and sacrificed to help Arye survive the Holocaust.
Join a live conversation and Q&A to learn how individuals sacrificed to help him survive the Holocaust. After the live broadcast, the recording will be available to watch on demand on the Museum’s Facebook and YouTube pages .
Event hashtag: #WeRemember