Halina was about nine years old when the Nazis carried out their first mass execution against the Jewish people in her town of Zaleszczyki in German-occupied Poland (today, Zalishchyky, Ukraine).
As the situation for Jews worsened, Halina’s mother, Olga, tried hard to keep Halina and her younger sister safe. She scrambled to hide with the girls and obtained false papers identifying them as Catholic. Learn about their harrowing journey to the town of Jarosław, close brush with a Nazi sympathizer, and reliance on the kindness of strangers to hide in plain sight.
Halina Peabody, Holocaust Survivor and Museum Volunteer
Bill Benson, Journalist and Host, First Person: Conversations with Holocaust Survivors
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After the live broadcast, the recording will be available to watch on demand on the Museum's YouTube page.
First Person is a monthly hour-long discussion with a Holocaust survivor and is made possible through generous support from the Louis Franklin Smith Foundation, with additional funding from the Arlene and Daniel Fisher Foundation.