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Eyewitness to History: Arye Ephrath


Arye Ephrath was born in Czechoslovakia in 1942. The family avoided deportation for a number of years before going into hiding in Šišov, an isolated village in western Slovakia. Arye spent the rest of the war hiding with a local shepherd and his family and pretending to be a girl to avoid suspicion, while his parents were hidden by a different family in a hole beneath a barn floor.

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