Yesterday, the Center for Jewish Life at RCC hosted a talk and slide presentation by Holocaust survivor Lola Rein Kaufman of New City, author of “The Hidden Girl: A True Story of the Holocaust.”
Lola Rein Kaufman, born in 1934, was just a young child when she lost her parents to the Nazi persecution. She spent the war years on her own, hiding and running. At the end of the war, her only possession was the little dress that her mother had lovingly made for her before they were separated forever. She has donated her dress to the US National Holocaust Museum in Washington, DC. The dress was also part of a traveling exhibit. Mrs. Kaufman travels around the country with the exhibit, speaking to audiences about her experience.