Hedy Bohm was born in Transylvania and sent to the Oradea Ghetto before Auschwitz, where she was selected for forced work detail at an ammunition factory. She’ll share her incredible story about being liberated by American forces, how she met her husband, Imre, in Romania following the war, and their arrival in Halifax, Canada, in 1948 thanks to visas arranged by an aid organization.
UJA Young Leaders Third Generation Holocaust Survivors and Supporters has launched "In their Own Words," a new speaker series that features survivors sharing stories from their past and messages for the future.
This event is intended for those in their 20s and 30s.
Hedy Bohm was born in 1928, in Oradea, Transylvania, and was an only child to Ignacz, a master cabinet maker, and Erzsebet, a homemaker. In May of 1944, Hedy and her family were sent to the Oradea ghetto, and from there, she was deported to Auschwitz-Birkenau. She was then selected for forced work detail at an ammunition factory and shipped to Fallersleben, Germany in August 1944. Hedy was liberated by American forces in April 1945. Post war, Hedy returned to Romania, where she was able to meet up with cousins, and where she married her husband Imre. They were able to escape to Prague, where an aid organization arranged for this group of Hungarian orphans to get visas to Canada. They arrived in Halifax, Canada in August 1948. Hedy has two children and two grandchildren.
UJA Young Leaders Third Generation Holocaust Survivors & Supporters
Olivia Briffault and Josh Housman
Bobby Abrams, Gila Akselrad, Dana Albalancy, Jessica Baron, Jes Berman, Michelle Bernstein, Amy Bielory, Natasha Birnbaum, Rachel Chasky, Emma Del Sol, Cory Doliner, Jacob Elyachar, Natalie Epelman, Jana Felberbaum, Emily Finkelstein, Shayna Freiseleben, Danielle Friedman, Leor Ginzburg, Craig Goldwasser, Shay Grayevsky, Jason Grunfeld, Peter Haas, Michela Rose Hendell, Jeremy Hoffman, Natalya Izquierdo, Elizabeth Kamens, Sara Kaplan, Jordana Karger, Rachel Kleinhandler, Caleb Koffler, Nicole Krassner, Steven Murray, Romy Oltuski, Danielle Orenshein, Jenny Redston, Adam Searles, Andrea Simon, Elizabeth Simons, Nicole Slaine, Yaffa Solemanzadeh, Lily Sommer, Jordan Spak, Donna Spievak, Danielle Stadler, Kara Studwell, Ali Unger, Adrian Varga, David Wachs, Deborah Watman, Julia Welch, Alyssa Wolf
Third Generation Holocaust Survivors & Supporters (Third Gen) offers meaningful, year-round programming for grandchildren of Holocaust survivors as well as other young professionals who are passionate about Holocaust remembrance and education.