Holocaust Remembrance Day commemoration
Judy Weissenberg Cohen was born in Debrecen, Hungary, in 1928. She was the youngest of a large family full of mischief and vitality. But as the Nazis rise to power in Europe and anti-Jewish laws tear her family and community apart, Judy’s joyful youth becomes marred by fear and the hushed whispers of the adults around her. When Germany occupies Hungary and Judy’s world is shattered Judy is faced with the incomprehensible — Auschwitz-Birkenau. In the shadow of the gas chambers, she clings to her sisters and “camp sisters,” who are her only hope of enduring the miseries that are to come.
Judy is an active speaker and Holocaust and human rights educator, and in 2001 she founded the website “Women and the Holocaust,” which collects testimony, literature and scholarly material exploring the specific gender-based experiences of women in the Holocaust. Judy Cohen lives in Toronto.
Judy Cohen is the author of A Cry in Unison
Sponsor: Hamilton Jewish Federation and Margaret's Legacy