Holocaust survivor Ann Jaffee Will Speak at St. Jude the Apostle Church in Lewes on November 7, at 1:30 pm. She is a longtime friend of Fr. Tom Flowers, who served on the Halina Wind Preston Holocaust Education Committee. She will share personal experiences from one of the most tragic and significant events of the 20th century. In her presentation, the retired educator of Jewish studies will stress the need for tolerance in today's society. Born in Eastern Poland, Jaffe was 10 when her family was taken into captivity and only escaped death because the Nazis found value in her parents' skills. The family was transported to a ghetto, but later escaped with the help of Russian-Jewish partisans.
A part of her uplifting message will be the story of a Christian farmer who offered shelter to the family and others in her village. Today, Jaffe works to further education about the Holocaust and anti-Semitism, which was taught openly in churches, schools and homes during her childhood. An active volunteer with several charitable organizations, she is a member of Hadassah, the Women's Zionist Organization of America, and Ministry of Caring, a network of services for the poor in greater Wilmington, Del.