As the Holocaust Documentation & Education Center continues to feature and offer a wide variety of topics on the Holocaust, today we are adding the following to our list from 3GNY:

Program:  “A Barber From Krakow”

Date:        Wednesday, December 9, 2020

Time:        8:00 PM

Platform:  This event will take place online and is free to the public.

Registration is required. To register please click here

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Join us to hear from Anna Scheumann Gallegos, who will tell her grandfather Max’s story. Max Hilfstein was born in Krakow, Poland. By the time the war started, his father had died and Max war running the Hilfstein family business, a salon, with his mother. The family was later sent to the Krakow ghetto – where Max tried to subvert Nazism and in the process he saved several lives.

In the ghetto he married Erna Kluger, and when the ghetto was liquidated, Max was sent to Plaszow and then to a series of other concentration camps including Auschwitz.

You’ll hear more from Anna on this fascinating story, including Max’s journey surviving the war, what happened in the aftermath, and the many ways Anna is honoring her grandfather and following in his footsteps.