At the onset of World War II, Helena Flaum, 12 at the time, lived in Rawa-Ruska, Poland, not far from the Ukrainian border. After Germany invaded, she moved into the town’s ghetto until the Nazis began transporting Jews to concentration camps.
The Center for Holocaust, Human Rights, and Genocide Education (Chhange) at Brookdale Community College (BCC) in Lincroft recently issued a statement expressing concern over the recent surge in hate crimes, post-election.
The Center for Holocaust, Human Rights & Genocide Education received a $10,000 grant from OceanFirst Foundation to help it build what will be a permanent exhibit on the Brookdale Community College campus in Middletown.
When Holocaust survivor Claire Boren was a child, she and her mother spent months hiding in a hole dug under a pig sty — “about the size of a coffin,” she remembers — barely large enough to hold the two of them.