Halina Silber was 12 years old when she and her family fled to Krakow-Plaszow, where she eventually started work at Oscar Schindler’s factory. On March 31, Halina shared her story of defiance and survival with over 300 people gathered at Chabad Lubavitch of Northern Virginia in Fairfax.
“Thank you so much for hosting this event,” Jacqueline Mayes wrote in a comment on a related post on Chabad Lubavitch of Northern Virginia’s Facebook page. “I attended with my mother and three sons. We watched ‘Schindler’s List’ the night before as a family. My boys soaked up her words and we had a great discussion over dinner. This event was such a blessing to join.”
“I also want to thank you so much for allowing the public to come to this event!” Facebook user Nita Ve commented. “I’m not exactly sure how this event somehow showed up on my Facebook feed as a suggested event, but I am eternally grateful that it did … I’m not sure how hard it must be to relive these type of experiences in sharing this deeply personal story with us, but I am thankful to have learned more about what happened and the resiliency of the human soul by listening to her.”
“I promise I will do my best to remember, as she’s so deftly asked us to do!” she wrote.