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In My Own Words with Laszlo Selly
Thursday, Oct 21 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pmFree
The Holocaust Center is proud to partner with Next Generations to present In My Own Words with Holocaust Survivor Laszlo Selly.
Laszlo Selly’s story begins in Budapest, Hungary. He distinctly remembers his mother sewing a yellow star onto his outer garments and how different and “othered” it made him feel.
In 1944, when the Nazis forced Budapest’s Jews into the ghetto Laszlo and his family were relocated into designated Jewish houses, known as Yellow Star Houses. From their window, Laszlo would witness thousands of Jews being marched down the street to the train for Auschwitz.
Desperate to keep their children safe, Laszlo’s parents had difficult decisions to make. Laszlo will share the great danger he and his brother were placed into and about his life in hiding, and, eventually liberation.
Later in his life, Laszlo moved to New York and became a very successful food photographer working with advertising agencies, hotel chains, and package designers. After he retired, Laszlo and his wife, Gail, moved to Florida to be near their family.
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