Hear the story of Holocaust survivor Eva Meisels.
Eva Meisels was born in Budapest, Hungary, in 1939, an only child. After her father was taken to a forced labour camp in 1942, Eva and her mother were in the Budapest Ghetto and eventually, a safe house. They obtained false papers from Raoul Wallenberg and were liberated by the Soviet Army. After the war, Eva went back to school and immigrated to Canada in 1956.
About Holocaust Education Week:
Exploring the theme of the Future of Memory, the 36th annual Holocaust Education Week will run from November 2-9, culminating in a commemoration of the anniversary of Kristallnacht, the Night of Broken Glass (November 9-10, 1938). HEW 2016 will contribute to our collective understanding of the Holocaust by exploring the theme via new scholarship, engaging in cultural and literary analysis, and providing an inquiry-based learning medium for new generations to hear firsthand accounts from those who survived the Holocaust.