Against All Odds
Written by HHRC member and Holocaust survivor, Edith Pagelson
“November 10, 1938. I know it was a Thursday. I was 12 years old, combing my hair in front of the mirror and getting ready for school. My father returned home from the Synagogue, just as he had done each day to say the traditional Kaddish prayer for my grandparents, who had passed away earlier in the year. But that morning was different. As he walked through the door, he turned to me and said, ‘You don’t have to go to school today. They burned the Synagogue.’ This was my first experience of terror, my first real blow. Somehow, deep in the recesses of my soul, I grasped that life, as I knew it, was going to change forever.”
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