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April 3, 2018

Pittsburgh woman survived Holocaust at Latrobe service

Filed under: Holocaust, World War II — furtherglory @ 2:42 pm

“Throw Mama from the train a kiss” — and then read this story about a Pittsburgh woman.

The title of my blog post today is a headline from a news article which you can read at:

Begin quote from news article:

A Pittsburgh woman who survived the Holocaust as a child in Greece will speak at the 30th annual Westmoreland County Yom HaShoah Interfaith Service on April 11.

Yolanda Avram Willis, 83, will recount the story that is told in her 2017 book:

A Hidden Child in Greece: Rescue in the Holocaust .”

The service, scheduled to start at 7 p.m. at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 1325 Mission Road, Latrobe, is free and open to the public. A book signing and reception will follow.

Willis was 6 when the Axis powers invaded Greece. Her family and other Greek Jews initially fled to Crete.

She has attributed her survival to the efforts of Greek Orthodox families, clergy and others.

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  1. You can download this pamphlet


    Comment by Jim Rizoli — April 3, 2018 @ 3:15 pm

  2. What is she going to talk about her playtime rituals in the camps? How about her favorite toys?
    I didn’t know there were camps in Greece? LOL

    Comment by Jim Rizoli — April 3, 2018 @ 3:07 pm

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