Holocaust Speaker Series

Sandy Kaltman

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Sandy tells the story of her mother and Holocaust survivor, Roma Kaltman. Roma was born in Lodz, Poland in 1926. She was 13 years old when Nazi Germany invaded her homeland. Roma and her family were forced into the Lodz ghetto in October, where she lived for five years. In August 1944, Lodz was liquidated and Roma was sent to Auschwitz. Here she spent about seven to eight weeks. Roma was then sent from Auschwitz to Stutthof. Once the Allies advanced towards Stutthof, the Nazis forced all prisoners out of the camp onto a death march. They walked for about a week when finally Roma escaped the death march by rolling into a ravine alongside the road.