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.

Survivor: Judith Fazekas

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It was a privilege to be part of Sustaining Memories from the start, due to the excellent training workshops. My survivor partner, Judith Fazekas, was very open and generous with sharing her story, her feelings, her photographs and the memories of her experiences. Her spirit was tangible. She trusted that I would be sensitive and able to write her story in her own words. This was very gratifying to me, as was the pride she took in the final edited version. We reminisced about our first meeting, when she had had second thoughts about the program, and she was pleased that I had encouraged her to pursue it. Our relationship has become a friendship.

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