Through Their Eyes is a project that Sandy has been very instrumental in creating. It involves the second generation and/or others who knew a Holocaust survivor in the telling of their parents' or friend's survival stories. Using excerpts of her father's recorded testimony, together they will tell his story of growing up in Germany under the rise of Nazism & Hitler. The hatred, prejudice and apathy that each survivor endured during the Holocaust forged a legacy that is embodied in the lives of the second generation and in their children. This legacy is a valuable lesson for the rest of humankind. This project teaches and encourages the second generation to continue telling the survivor stories of their parents, including the historical background and their personal observations and viewpoints, thus continuing the legacy into the future. It has been presented to scores of school & public groups as well as at international conferences. There will be time for questions.
Sandy Lessig is a 2nd Generation Holocaust Survivor and a Commissioner at the Texas Holocaust & Genocide Commission.