Photos: Holocaust survivor Albert Garih in 1945 (courtesy of Albert Garih) and as an adult today. US Holocaust Memorial Museum
After the Nazis and their French collaborators began deporting Jews from Paris, Albert Garih’s parents placed their young son in hiding to protect him from constant uncertainty and danger. First, Albert and his sisters hid in plain sight on a farm in the French countryside. But when Albert accidentally revealed they were Jewish, they had to move back to Paris. Later, strangers from the market took in Albert, his mother, and his sisters—until a neighbor threatened to denounce them. Watch to learn what happened next, and discover if Albert ever reunited with his father, who had been sent to a forced labor camp.
Albert Garih, Holocaust Survivor and Museum Volunteer
Bill Benson, Journalist and Host, First Person: Conversations with Holocaust Survivors
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First Person is a monthly, hour-long discussion with a Holocaust survivor that is made possible through generous support from the Louis Franklin Smith Foundation.