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Voices of Survivors (Sumter County)

May 2, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Testimony of a Local Holocaust Survivor

Wygodski Mary

The Florida Holocaust Museum, in conjunction with Sumter County, invite the public to hear the story of a local Holocaust Survivor. This free program is open to the public and will take place on Monday, May 2nd at 2:00 p.m. at The Villages Public Library at Pinellas Plaza.

This program includes a live Skype presentation lead by The Florida Holocaust Museum’s Senior Educator, Sandy Mermelstein and features the personal testimony of local Holocaust Survivor, Mary Wygodski.

Mary Wygodski was born in Vilna, Poland and raised in a traditional middle class Jewish family. She was just 15 years old in 1941 when the Germans arrived and her family was sent to the Vilna Ghetto. She was separated from her mother and two sisters at a boxcar in 1943 and never saw them again. She endured forced labor and many other atrocities as she passed through a series of concentration camps to include: Riga (Latvia), Shtutthof (East Prussia) and Magdeburg (Germany). By the end of the war, she was her family’s sole survivor.

This program will conclude with a remote Q & A session between Holocaust Survivor Mary Wygodski and the live audience in Sumter County.

Please RSVP to Villages Public Library at Pinellas Plaza at (352) 689-4580. 


May 2, 2016
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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