Tags: Female survivors

How We Survived

A daughter’s questions about her mother’s past lead to a reckoning about the stories we tell ourselves in order to survive. Freyda is a survivor, surviving Nazi Germany, immigration and early widowhood. She’s also a storyteller, eager to tell (and re-tell) stories of her past to anyone who will listen. So when Freyda has the opportunity to file for survivor benefits from the German government, her daughter Rosalie can’t understand her mother’s sudden silence. Taking matters into her own hands, Rosalie searches for documentation about her mother’s past and unearths family secrets.

Kindness: A Legacy of the Holocaust

The play is taken from testimony of 91-year-old survivor Susan Pollack MBE, who lost over fifty relatives in the Holocaust. She now regularly shares her testimony in schools across the country.