Holocaust survivor Julia Wallach with her granddaughter Frankie Wallach. Julia Wallach was born on June 14, 1925 in Paris, France. On that same day in 1940, Nazi German troops entered and occupied the city of Paris. During the war, Julia hid in an apartment with her father until they were arrested in April 1943. They were sent to the Drancy internment camp before being deported by cattle car to Auschwitz-Birkenau. On January 18, 1945, Julia was forced on a death march to Ravensbrück and Malchow in the freezing cold and heavy snow. Starving and left for dead, she was liberated by American troops on April 24th. Together with her granddaughter Frankie, Julia continues to share her story with the world. This amazing duo constantly inspires us with their lively spirit, sense of humor, and dedication to ensuring that the world never forgets.

Photo: Nissim Sellam, Sandrine Cohen
Source: American Society for Yad Vashem