Holocaust Survivor Visits Metuchen School

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Sally Frishberg and Edgar School fifth grade students. (Photo courtesy of Meutchen Public Schools)

Sally Frishberg and Edgar School fifth grade students. (Photo courtesy of Meutchen Public Schools)

METUCHEN — On April 12, Holocaust survivor Sally Frishberg visited Edgar Middle School. Frishberg has been coming to Metuchen for 19 years to share her story of courage and survival, in a way that is uplifting and enlightening.

Frishberg went into detail about how her little village in Poland became occupied by German soldiers. She explained how her family was forced to quarter Nazi soldiers in their home. While there, one particular solder befriended her father. Through their nightly chess games, it was revealed what fate held for Sally and the others in her village. With this information, Sally’s family fled and eventually ended up hiding in a friend’s attic for over two years.

During Frishberg’s visit with the fifth grade students at Edgar Middle School, she shared a recent honor that took place on Jan. 17 in Rzeszów, Poland. At an awards ceremony, Stanislaw Grocholski was posthumously honored for saving Frishberg’s family when he hid them in his attic for over two years. This honor was made possible through the application and documentation that was provided by Frishberg on behalf of her family. A delegation of 27 members of her family traveled to Poland in January as Grocholski was posthumously honored as “Righteous Among the Nations” for saving lives during the Holocaust.


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