Stories Survive with Toby Levy


April 9, 2024    
5:30 pm

Stories Survive with Holocaust survivor, Toby Levy, in collaboration with the Museum of Jewish Heritage A Living Memorial to the Holocaust.

Meaningful for everyone in 5th grade through high school and all adults.  Mandatory attendance for Waxman High School and Youth House students.
Tuesday, April 9
5:30 p.m.
Temple Israel of Great Neck
Registration required.  Click here to register.

Toby Levy (née Eisenstein) was born in 1933 in Chodorow, Poland, located outside of Lvov (now Lviv in modern-day Ukraine). She grew up in an Orthodox Jewish family with her father Moshe, her mother Cyla, and her older sister Betty. In spring 1941 the Germans invaded Soviet-occupied Poland and a few months later, the Jews of Chodorow were forced into ghettos. Toby’s family defied these orders and went into hiding in 1942. The family was taken in by a Polish woman who had been a customer in her father’s fabric store. For two years, Toby and eight of her family members remained hidden in a barn until June 1944, when they were liberated by the Soviet Army. After several years in a Displaced Persons (DP) Camp, the family came to the United States in 1949. Today, Toby is a Gallery Educator and Speakers Bureau member at the Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust. Toby has two children, five grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.