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"My birthright trip inspired me to record my grandmother’s story of surviving the Holocaust before it was too late. It all hit me when we were visiting Yad Vashem: World Holocaust Center, Jerusalem ... that I would be the last generation to hear her story first hand. She had also never shared her story publicly so there was no proof, at Yad Vashem or elsewhere, that she survived the war. She had dementia at the time, and was forgetting all of her short term memory. When I returned home I decided to make a radio documentary about getting her story on the record and saving it for future generations! It was a doc that aired on CBC Radio and it ends with me calling Yad Vashem and asking if they would take her story. They did! It’s now at the museum. My grandma died a year later and I’m so grateful I got to do this with her before it was too late. She was happy to know her story wouldn't be forgotten, and would be happy that it is being shared today."

Thank you Arielle for sharing this impactful moment of your trip with us and we are so grateful for your, your mother's and your grandmother's contributions. To listen to the CBC program: https://www.cbc.ca/radio/nowornever/the-art-of-preserving-memories-before-they-disappear-1.4037785/hearing-my-grandmother-s-holocaust-story-for-the-first-time-1.4037959?fbclid=IwAR3XQ-m8kMB_1snGsQH3ar6clsjtSRVuJRYz9GxoV4utH4g4FKJk2WOdwWQ

Images: 1. Arielle Piat-Sauvé sits with Fay Piasetzki, her grandmother, and Myra Piat, her mother; 2. Fay and Abraham Piasetzki's engagement photo; 3. Fay and her daughter Myra at home in Montreal; 4. Fay Piasetzki, 2017.
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