Leah Segalowitz survived the Nazi invasion and occupation of the Netherlands. She went into hiding, working as a nurse, though she was an active member of the Dutch Resistance. When the war concluded, she emigrated to Palestine, spending a number of years in British detention camps and working in a hospital in Cyprus before arriving in Israel in 1948. She and her husband began their lives together there but emigrated to Canada in 1955, where they raised a family.
Leah was interviewed at Baycrest’s Cafe Europa by Crestwood students Alice Lee and Helia Laridashti in Fenruary 2011.
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- 1. Leah Segalowitz - Introduction
- 2. Life under Occupation
- 3. Hiding her Identity
- 4. Learning about the Holocaust; Going to Palestine
- 5. The DP Camp; Supporting the Patients
- 6. The British Soldiers; Meeting Her Husband
- 7. Being a Survivor; Never Forget
- 8. Israel and Canada
- 9. The Importance of Memory