of the Hidden Child Foundation:
With the help of
Abraham H. Foxman, National Director of the Anti-Defamation
League and a Hidden Child from Poland, 1,600 former Hidden
Children from 28 countries met for the first time in May 1991 in
New York City at the First International Gathering of Children
Hidden During World War II. The purpose of the gathering
was to share memories, help those who were too young to
remember, and most importantly, tell the world that we were
witness to the atrocities committed against our people.
For most, it was the
first time we spoke of our Holocaust experiences and our stolen
childhood. This gathering established beyond question that
for us the Holocaust did not end in 1945. After decades of
silence, Hidden Children finally uncovered their buried pasts,
and openly shared their special histories with one another, with
spouses, with children, and with the outside world.
After the gathering,
the Hidden Child Foundation joined the Braun Holocaust Institute
of the Anti-Defamation League.
from Hidden Children on the First International Gathering.
The Hidden Children by
Howard Greenfeld, Ticknor & Fields, 1993. (For young
The Hidden Children by Jane
Marks, Ballantine Books, 1993.
Hiding to Survive, Stories of Jewish Children Rescued From
the Holocaust, by Maxine B. Rosenberg, Clarion Books, 1994.
(For young readers.)