From the moment he was born, 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.
Eighty years since the Holocaust began, violent antisemitism remains a threat—as we witnessed at a Texas synagogue this month. The lessons of this history have never been more relevant and are an ongoing focus of the Museum’s Facebook Live series.
Dr. Arye Ephrath, Holocaust Survivor and Museum Volunteer
Dr. Edna Friedberg, Historian, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
Watch live at facebook.com/holocaustmuseum. You do not need a Facebook account to view our program. After the live broadcast, the recording will be available to watch on demand on the Museum’s Facebook and YouTube pages.
Also on January 26 at 6 p.m. ET, the Museum hosted a virtual International Holocaust Remembrance Day commemoration. After the live broadcast, it will be available to watch on demand here.