First the Holocaust, then the Red Cross

Students learn about Holocaust

Holocaust survivor Agnes Vertes visited a Newtown Middle School class on Wednesday […]


[…] she and her sister were left with a Protestant woman who lived “in a hovel, with dirt-packed floors and no facilities.” For a brief time it was safe.

When bombs destroyed it — one freezing night it burned to the ground during house-to-house fighting — Vertes and her sister fled. In the dark, stepping over and around dead people and body parts, they wandered the city, winding up in a barn.


Finally, she and her sister were placed in a home run by the Red Cross. It was “the worst experience of all.”



By Sybil Blau
Dec 23 2006 4:15 AM