Jill Pauly was born Gisella Berg on May 1, 1933 in Cologne, Germany to a close, religious Jewish family. Due to the restrictions put in place by the Nazis shortly before she was born, Jill was unable to play outside with other children, and found herself in a life of displacement. Her childhood home was ransacked, and her father and cousin were forced into an internment camp after attempting to escape the country. Eventually her family found refuge in Kenya, where they worked on farms and navigated British East African policies. It wasn’t until 1947 that her family moved to the United States, where Jill married fellow survivor Kurt Pauly in 1957.

Join the Museum for a program exploring Jill’s experience during the Holocaust, and her years in Kenya. She will be interviewed by the Museum’s Public Programs Coordinator, Sydney Yaeger.

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Stories Survive is made possible by the Goldie & David Blanksteen Foundation.
Live closed captions will be available during this program.
Public programming at the Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust is made possible, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council; the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Kathy C. Hochul and the New York State Legislature; a Humanities New York CARES Grant with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the federal CARES Act; and other generous donors.

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