audio by album speaking freely holocaust survivors

29:25 minutes (26.94 MB) Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

Halina Peabody was born December 12, 1932 to a liberal Jewish family in Krakow, Poland. Her father was a dentist, her mother was a champion swimmer. She was the eldest of two daughters.

Halina was living in Zaleszczyki, Poland. Germany and Russia split Poland 1939. The area of Zaleszczyki, became part of Russia. Just before the invasion her father crossed over to Romania with other refugees. He later tried to return to his family but he was caught by the Russians and accused of being a spy, sentenced to twenty years hard labor and shipped off to Siberia. The Germans entered the area in 1941.

Dennis Raimondi talks with her about her experiences surviving the years of turmoil and torment.

29:42 minutes (27.2 MB) Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

Speaking Freely continues its series on survivors of the holocaust, being done in collaboration with the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, DC.

Estelle Laughlin was born in Warsaw, Poland, on July 9, 1929 to Michla and Samek Wakszlak. Estelle also had an older sister, Freda, who was born in January 1928. Her lasest book is called "Transcending Darkness."

28:29 minutes (26.07 MB) Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

Speaking Freely continues its series on survivors of the Holocaust, being done in collaboration with the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, DC.

Dennis speaks with Andrew Hollinger, Director of Communications at the US Holocaust Memorial Museum.

A living memorial to the Holocaust, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum inspires citizens and leaders worldwide to confront hatred, prevent genocide, and promote human dignity. Federal support guarantees the Museum’s permanent place on the National Mall, and its far-reaching educational programs and global impact are made possible by generous donors.