Summary of Presentation
The presentation is the story of Edith (Stern) Froehlich’s life, born in in Frankfurt, Germany in 1923. It explores what she experienced growing up as the Nazi regime took power, how she escaped as a teenager via the Kindertransport, and her journey to America in 1941, where she reunites with her parents and grandmother. Her husband, Walter Froehlich, born 1916 in Eisenberg (in the Pfalz), Germany escaped to the U.S. in 1936 and then served in the U.S. Army both in France and Germany. Walter and Edith wrote daily to each other for 3 years before meeting at the end of the War.
The presentation uses photographs, documents, artifacts, and videos to examine the lives both Edith and Walter had before Hitler came to power, how they were able to survive and the amazing legacy they were able to leave behind.