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A Survivor's Holocaust Story, And World Sites That Help Us 'Never Forget'

A Survivor's Holocaust Story, And World Sites That Help Us 'Never Forget'

Update: 2022-01-18
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In a truly special 50th episode of Places I Remember, Holocaust survivor Allan Hall tells his frightening, harrowing story as a child caught up in horror. We follow Allan and his parents from their comfortable life in Krakow, Poland, out-manuevering the Nazis in Lvov and Warsaw, and hiding in plain sight throughout the war.  Lea  prefaces his story with a few sites, memorials, and museums around the world where you can travel, to bear witness.

Allan's tale includes uprooting from Krakow to Lvov, to the ghetto in Warsaw ; near death experience in a children's pogram; changing appearances and identities; avoiding a last-minute train to Treblinka extermination camp; hiding in a closet with his mother for 10 hours a day in a Nazi-headquarters building in Warsaw for two years; the birth of a brother in the middle of the horror; and carrying- - as an 11-year-old -- that two-year-old brother  across Europe, to get to freedom, and reunite with his parents.

With a combination of brilliant moves, risky endeavors, bravery, hope, resilience and luck, the family survived the Holocaust.

Allan Hall tells his story with grace and detail, holding back nothing. And he ends with a memory of irony and hope.
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Holocaust survivor Allan Hall is a retired attorney. He is a docent at the Miami Beach Holocaust Memorial, and is available as a speaker, in-person or on Zoom. If you are interested in contacting Allan, please notify Lea at one of her links below.

As a gift to you to celebrate our 50th episode, and because Allan Hall wants you to never forget, you can click on this link to read Allan's memoir, "Hidden In Plain Sight."
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Podcast host Lea Lane blogs at forbes.com, has traveled to over 100 countries, written nine books, including Places I Remember, and contributed to many travel guidebooks. She's @lealane on Twitter; PlacesIRememberLeaLane on Insta; on  Facebook, it's Places I Remember with Lea Lane. Website: placesirememberlealane.comPlease follow, rate and review this award-winning travel podcast. We drop new episodes every other week, on Tuesdays.

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A Survivor's Holocaust Story, And World Sites That Help Us 'Never Forget'

A Survivor's Holocaust Story, And World Sites That Help Us 'Never Forget'

Survivor Allan Hall, author of the memoir 'Hiding in Plain Sight,' shares his harrowing experiences, after Lea suggests sites, museums and memorials to help us comprehend the horror.