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First Person: Conversations with Holocaust Survivors

Watch to hear why Louise Lawrence-Israëls was afraid to go outside. She had been hiding in an attic for two and a half years, since she was six months old, with her parents and brother. Though her family tried to have a normal life, Louise never went out, never knew sunshine or fresh air. “They never talked about the outside world,” she said.

When Canadian forces liberated Amsterdam in May 1945, Louise overcame her fear and emerged into a world she didn’t know.

Submit a question for Louise Lawrence-Israëls during the live discussion on Wednesday, June 22, at 1 p.m. ET. by signing into your YouTube or Gmail account.

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