Days after Pope Francis appointed two women to major Vatican posts, he continued his female outreach by announcing the beatification of an Italian suffragette and by visiting an elderly Holocaust survivor.
Holocaust survivor Lea Balitzer Evron, 85, remembers the three-story apartment building and fur factory her father owned in Zywiec, Poland, and the small garden area she would play in as a child. She also recalls the years she and her family fled their home in September of 1939 after the Nazis invaded Poland, going into hiding as a five-year-old.
More than 40 eighth grade students from local Queens schools, including Wieczorek, participated in the “Names, Not Numbers” program. The program was created by educator, Dr. Tova Fish-Rosenberg.The project is described as an interactive, multimedia Holocaust oral history documentary.