SUMMIT, NJ - The Summit High School Holocaust and Genocide Studies class will host a panel discussion featuring Maud Dahme and Fran Malkin -- each survivors of the Holocaust -- on October 30, from 7 - 8:30 p.m., in the Summit High School Auditorium. The event is supported by the Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest and the 'Adopt a Survivor' program, and will see Dahme and Malkin tell their stories of survival.
Dahme was two years old when she was forced into hiding in Amsterdam. She was aided by her neighbors who ensured the survival of both Maud and her sister. She has traveled to school districts across the state to share her story. Currently living in Flemington, she also supports and plans a trip to the Holocaust sites of Europe for educators with the NJ Holocaust Commission as well as supports education with the 'March of the Living' each year.
Malkin was four years old when she and fifteen other people were forced into hiding in an upstanders hayloft in present-day Ukraine, occupied Poland during World War II. She survived through the bravery of a Christian-Polish family friend. Now a resident of South Orange, Malkin has been speaking to Summit High School students as a part of the 'Adopt a Survivor' program for the 2019-20 school year.
Summit High School is located at 125 Kent Place Boulevard.