Ethel Katz, a Holocaust survivor, talked to eighth-graders at South Woods Middle School in the Syosset Central School District in May about her personal experience of survival, which has been documented in her memoir, Our Tomorrows Never Came.
Katz gave her testimony about living in Buczacs, Poland, which is now part of the Ukraine, when the German Army entered town in 1941. Soon after their arrival, mobile killing squads murdered her twin brother and other young Jewish men in the forest outside of the town. The remaining members of her family hid in barns and fields for several years, relying on non-Jewish neighbors for food. [Read more...]