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Remember Dita

Dita (1)

Kathy Preston tells the unforgettable story of her life as a young girl in Nazi occupied Transylvania, a stunningly beautiful region previously part of Hungary and now Romania.  This is a story to sit with and listen.  It will never leave you.

Kathy’s young friend, Dita (pictured) died in Auschwitz.  It is Kathy’s wish for us all to “Remember Dita.”

Kathy’s father was Jewish and her mother was Catholic. At five years old, Kathy escaped the Nazi roundup of Jews in Hungary when a neighbor hid her under the hay in the attic of her barn. Her father was forced into a ghetto and was arrested by the Hungarian police when he snuck out to try to see his daughter. He would perish in Auschwitz along with 27 other members of his family. Kathy and her mother survived.

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One Response to “Remember Dita”

  1. Kaitlyn Vervaet

    Kathy you are an amazing woman with an incredible gift of story telling. It must be hard to tell of your past, but the way you tell it is so vivid and mesmerizing. It is amazing to hear this sad story through the eyes of a 5 year old. My heart breaks as I listen, and I’m reminded how important it is to teach the children about this history so they can make a better world. You are an inspiration! Thank you.

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