In Conversation with Holocaust Survivor Faigie Libman
Join the Neuberger Holocaust Education Centre and March of the Living Toronto, in honour of Holocaust Education Week 2020, for an intergenerational conversation with Holocaust survivor, Faigie Libman, and her granddaughter, Rachel Libman. This live program will be an evening of singing, storytelling and above all, sharing messages of hope and inspiration. Together, we will reflect back on Faigie’s experiences of survival and postwar life in Toronto and Montreal, where she began a teaching career and started a family. As we continue to navigate our way through these unprecedented times, feelings of isolation and uncertainty can be overwhelming, but one cannot lose hope; and this special evening will remind us why.
Faigie Libman (née Schmidt) was born in Kovno, Lithuania, in 1934, an only child. In 1941, she and her family were forced into the Kovno Ghetto. When the ghetto was liquidated in 1944, her father was taken to Dachau, where he died. Faigie and her mother were transferred—first to Stutthof, then to three slave labour camps—before they were liberated by the Soviet Army. They immigrated to Canada in 1948.
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