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The Warsaw Ghetto: The Experience of a Young Girl is Tuesday

Wanda Wolosky survived the Nazi's abuse in World War II


Wanda Wolosky, a survivor of the Warsaw Ghetto, will speak at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 24 in the Baker University Center Theatre as part of the Holocaust Memorial Program.

The Warsaw Ghetto was the largest of the Jewish ghettos established by Nazi Germany during the Holocaust in World War II.

Until recently, Wolosky has been reluctant to share her story.

Wolosky was five years old when the Nazis invaded Poland. She and her family interned in the Warsaw Ghetto. She refers to life in the ghetto as "no work, no money, starvation."

Jews in the camp were only given about 181 calories in their daily food rations, about 25 percent of the rations the Germans received. She and her mother and three cousins were the only family members who survived the war.

This event is sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Programs, Black Student Cultural Programming Board and Hillel at Ohio University. Co-sponsors include: Bobcats for Israel, Jewish Women of Ohio, Alpha Epsilon Pi and Senate Appropriations Commissions. 

This event is free and open to the public.