Join us for an evening of remembrance and reflection with Holocaust survivor Toni Rinde, as she reflects on her experience during the Holocaust from a hidden child’s perspective.
Toni Rinde was born in Przemysl, Poland, in 1940. After the German invasion, Jews of Przemysl were forced into a ghetto, and their situation was rapidly deteriorating. One day, Toni’s parents were approached by a woman they did not know who offered to take care of their baby. They agreed—at great risk—and Toni lived with Ms. Konoysna for three and a half years as her niece with false papers.
When roundups and deportations started in the ghetto, Toni’s father arranged an escape for the rest of the family. They hid in the woods, as well as in people’s attics and basements. After the liberation of Europe, Toni was reunited with her parents and moved with them to Katowice, Poland, where her father became the head of the Jewish community. But due to a threat from the local population, the family once again had to move. Eventually the family was able to immigrate to the United States where Toni met her husband John.
Sponsored by Taube Philanthropies, the event is part of the Taube Family Holocaust Education Program.