Wednesday, October 23, 2013

A Wedding Dress for a Holocaust Survivor

From Jewish Woman:
A white wedding gown may have seemed like a frivolous request in the surreal environment of a Displaced Persons camp, but for Lilly the dress symbolized the innocent, normal life she and her family had once led- before the world descended into madness.
Lilly and her siblings were raised in a Torah observant home in the small town of Zarica, Czechoslovakia where her father was a teacher, respected and well liked by the young yeshiva students he taught in nearby Irsheva.

He and his two sons were marked for extermination immediately upon arrival at Auschwitz. For Lilly and her sisters it was only the first stop on their long journey of persecution, which included Plashof, Neustadt, Gross Rosen and finally Bergen Belsen. (Read more.)

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