On March 23, 2023, Dana and Yvona talked to the 8th grade social studies classes at Petrova School in Saranac Lake, NY.
Yvona read a poem about the destruction of Warsaw from Good in the Midst of Evil and introduced her mother.
Dana Fast spoke about her life in the Warsaw Ghetto (fall 1940 - summer 1942) and then her experiences masquerading as a Catholic girl in the Polish country village of Dabrowa, then in an orphanage run by the Sisters of Charity, and finally living with a distant relative who had Volksdeutch status.
Thanks to Hannah Carroll for the pictures.
IN RECOGNITION OF THE HEROES OF THE WARSAW GHETTO UPRISING, 1943
Join us in welcoming Sophie Miron's aunt, Dana Fast, and her daughter, Yvona in a book talk about her memoir, Good in the Midst of Evil, on the subject of her survival during the Holocaust.
Dana Fast was born as Lilka Miron in Warsaw in 1931 into an assimilated, educated family and is a survivor of the Warsaw Ghetto (1940-42). After a daring operation she was smuggled out. She lived in hiding during the rest of the War.
Afterwards she graduated in Chemistry and left Poland for Israel and then immigrated with her family to the US in 1962. She worked in medical research for many years and is now retired and living in upstate New York.
She will join us on Zoom with her daughter on April 2nd at 5:30 pm.
JOIN THE ZOOM CALL HERE. This is a free event.
This event is hosted by The Aquarian Minyan Congregation, Berkeley, CA.
On May 28th, at 2 pm, Yvona will be doing a book talk on her holocaust survivor story, Good in the Midst of Evil, at the Plattsburgh United Methodist Church, 127 Beekman Street, Plattsburgh, NY. Time: tba
Yvona wrote this book about "One Girl's Survival of the Holocaust" with her mother, Dana, who is a survivor and wants people to know about the Poles who risked their lives to save others.
Click on the image to read more about this book, and Yvona's other books.