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See the Holocaust through Anne Frank’s eyes
Exhibit to open at Morse site on Tuesday

By Kathleen Wereszynski Murray
Poughkeepsie Journal

Austrian-born Jean (Adler) Malkischer, 75, of Hopewell Junction, was only 12 years old in August 1942, when the Nazis rounded up her family and sent them to Theresienstadt concentration camp in what is now the Czech Republic.

From there, she and her sister were sent to Auschwitz in Poland and then Oederan in Germany. Beaten and malnourished, they tried to stay sane by telling each other stories from books they had read long ago.

“Anne Frank and I were approximately the same age,” Malkischer said. “When I read the diary, I realized that she was at Auschwitz the same time I was there.”