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This blog series featured the Holocaust survivors whose portraits are on view in our installation Eyewitness.

Sally Frishberg photograph by B.A. Van Sise
Sally Frishberg photograph by B.A. Van Sise

Sally Frishberg was born in Poland in 1934. During the war, she lived with German soldiers and was hidden by Polish Catholics. She and her family were hidden in an attic for years. In 1945, she left Poland, arriving in the United States in 1947.

In 1958 she became a teacher at Fort Hamilton High School, where she taught until 1991. In 2005 Ms. Frishberg was awarded the Yavner Award for Excellence in Holocaust Education by the State of New York.

She was a Gallery Educator at the Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust for many years and now works as an active member of the Museum’s Speakers Bureau.

In the video below, Sally Frishberg discusses her decision to talk about her past and to teach about the Holocaust. This video is taken from her 1991 interview with Jaschael Pery​. Collection of the Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust, recorded in affiliation with the Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies.

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