Join us at 1 P.M. on select Sundays to hear testimony from a Holocaust survivor. Free with admission.


Helen Studley was born in a small town in Germany. Her father owned a shop and on Kristallnacht the Nazis smashed the store windows. Helen and her father were forced to work in an ammunition factory until a devout German couple volunteered to hide them for a year and a half. Since Helen was 16, she had to go to school. She left the house early every morning pretending to go until one day she ran into a Nazi leader from the ammuniation factory where she had worked. Helen was arrested and sent to Auschwitz. Her father remained hidden. They eventually reunited in December 1945.


Ruth Zimbler was born in Vienna, Austria in 1928. Ruth and her brother Walter watched the destruction of the largest synagogue in Vienna from their apartment on November 10, 1938 during Kristallnacht. Ruth and Walter were on the first Kindertransport out of Vienna in December 1938. Their father, who worked for the Jewish Kultusgemeinde, facilitated the journey. Their destination was den Haag in Holland. Ruth and her family eventually made it to New York in late 1939.


TOP: Speaker Sally Frishberg in discussion with a student visitor. Photo by Melanie Einzig.

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