Writing Partners

Our volunteer writing partners are people of different ages, life stages and religious, cultural and education backgrounds. They share the desire to learn more about the Holocaust and support survivors in telling their stories in the manner that was meaningful to them.

Survivors: Eddy Sterk, 

Rose Mandelbaum

Marcie somer thumb

Holocaust education and remembering the survivors has always been important to me, so when I was asked to become involved with the Sustaining Memories project, I jumped at the opportunity. I was unsure of what to expect interviewing a survivor, but as soon as I met Eddy I was immediately put at ease. Despite what he had been through, Eddy was the happiest person I've ever met. He found joy in everything and always saw the best in people. I try to emulate Eddy’s positivity. Eddy became more than someone I interviewed - he was a friend. I'm extremely grateful for the experience to tell his story and hope that wherever he is, he's been reunited with the family that he lost to the Holocaust.

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