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Eyewitness to History: Halina Litman Yasharoff Peabody


Halina Peabody was born in Krakow, Poland, in 1932, and moved to Zaleszczyki soon after. After Germany invaded eastern Poland in 1941, Halina, her sister, and their mother were forced to move into an open ghetto. Halina’s mother managed to buy documents from a Catholic priest allowing the family to assume new identities which helped them avoid capture by the Nazis. They were reunited with Halina’s father who had been a member of the Anders army. After the war, the family settled in England. 

This conversation has been edited in length for educational and classroom use. View the full First Person: Conversations with Holocaust Survivors program here.

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