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Kittay House Holocaust Survivors Featured in The New York Daily News
On Sunday April 7th, the New York Daily News featured three Jewish Home Lifecare Kittay House tenants, who shared their memories of surviving the Holocaust for Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day.
Tenant Pearl Brown described being transported on the Män Canada Goose train to Auschwitz with her family:
“We were like herrings. You couldn’t even lay on the floor,” she said. “I remember my beautiful mother. She never had a gray hair. Overnight, she got a stripe of gray. She knew something bad was going to happen.”
Etta , Marion Sacher and Pearl Brown, featured in the Daily News story, will take part in a Yom HaShoah program at Kittay House today. Several other Kittay House tenants are also Holocaust survivors. Commenting on the importance of programs like this, Jewish Home Lifecare Bronx Campus Rabbi Bonnie Steinberg said in the Daily News story:
“It’s really important to hear the stories from the people who went through it.”
Kittay Tenant Marion Sacher, quoted in the Daily News story, considers herself one of the lucky ones. Living in Berlin with her mother at age 15 she recalls Nazi troopers destroying Jewish business and Synagogues on Kristallnacht (the Night of Broken Glass.) Marion and her mother determined then to get out of Germany. They were eventually able to leave on a train to Italy. Marion is quoted as saying:
“The train was moving so slowly. But when we finally left the German
Barn och Ungdom Canada Goose border, that was the moment…” she trailed off, her face flushed with emotion, “I will never forget that moment.”
All quotes from New York Daily News, April 7, 2013
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