It has been over 75 years since the end of WWII but for some, the memory is like it was just yesterday…So many of our elderly, which includes our survivors of the greatest tragedy to befall the Jewish people in centuries, are dying due to this horrible pandemic. And to add insult to injury, they are dying alone. Those survivors who are still with us are feeling a sense of loneliness even more acutely than usual (as are all of us, but seniors especially).
Over the years since the Holocaust, survivors have been able to tell their stories, while others it took years to re-open wounds that were buried so deep in their memories. For them, it was only recently that they were able to share. Now due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many survivors feel like they have been silenced due to the cancelation of so many speaking arrangements.
The Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest has created an online forum for survivors to share their stories through Zoom: https://www.jfedgmw.org/survivor-speaks is offering opportunities for the entire community at large to hear these incredible tales of survival. Please join them on Tuesday, June 9th, from 3:30-4:30 pm when Hannah Wechsler will share her message of overcoming adversity: her story will certainly resonate with many of you facing uncertain times.