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Holocaust Survivor and Staten Island Resident, Arthur Spielman Speaks With Port Richmond Students


As part of on-going Holocaust Education programming, Staten Island Holocaust Center recently helped facilitate a Zoom discussion with Staten Island resident and Holocaust survivor, Arthur Spielman, who recently shared his incredible story with students at Port Richmond High School in Staten Island.


Mr. Spielman recounted how he was in the fourth grade when Hitler invaded Poland in 1939, and his family moved to the Podgórze Ghetto in Krakow, Poland. As conditions worsened in the ghetto, Arthur and his family relocated to Miskolc, Hungary, where they lived as non-Jews, befriended their neighbors who were Nazis, and survived the American bombings in 1944.


You can watch and listen to Arthur's talk with Port Richmond here (enter passcode: cKt1!guC)


Thank you to Port Richmond High School Assistant Principal, Felicia Holtzman, and the AP Social Studies students for inviting Arthur Spielman to speak with them. It's because of moments like this between young people and a Holocaust survivor like Arthur that we continue to strive to strengthen our communities through Holocaust Education programming.


If you have questions or would like further information about Holocaust Education programming, please contact the Staten Island Holocaust Center today.



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