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Holocaust survivors live on through second generation
By V. Day
The past lives on through a second generation of Holocaust survivors. Ruth Fischbein Lloyd knows how fortunate she is to have had both parents survive internment in separate concentration camps sanctioned by Nazi Germany more than 70 years ago. Her mother somehow survived the mass destruction of Poland’s Indigenous Jewish population while 90 percent did not.
Ruth also knows how lucky she is to still have family photographs of those who perished, thanks to her mother’s instincts to preserve the names and faces of her loved ones before she was deported.
Come meet Ruth Lloyd on Feb. 9 at 1 p.m. at the Collin County Historical Society and hear her journey of discovery as she researched her family’s history and genealogy.
As with many survivors of war, her parents were hesitant to discuss the horrifying atrocities they witnessed and endured during Hitler’s “Final Solution.” Ruth made her journey alone.
See how she honored her family through a beautiful memory quilt which includes photographs of those she never had the opportunity to meet.
The Collin County Historical Society is located at 300 E. Virginia St. in downtown historic McKinney. Visit the “Pieces of the Past’ Quilt Exhibit while you are at the museum. General admission to hear Ruth Lloyd is $10, seniors $7.50, and members get in free of charge.