Fort Knox | April 24, 2019
Students at Fort Knox High School were privileged to hear a survivor of the Holocaust recant her memories. Mrs. Wanda Wolosky, grandparent of one of our students, told her story a group of staff and students April 18. The session ended with her taking questions from the audience. This was a great opportunity for students to hear from an actual survivor as follow up to information they had received during class. Below is Mrs. Woloky's bio.
Wanda Wolosky was born in Warsaw, Poland, and survived inside the Warsaw Ghetto during World War II. As a Jew growing up in wartime Warsaw, Wanda endured persecution and hunger, and her life was in mortal danger every moment of the war. Wanda went into hiding after the infamous Warsaw Ghetto uprising, and remained so until the Russians liberated the city. In 1950, she was among the first Polish Jews to travel to the newly formed state of Israel, where, at age 17, she volunteered to serve in the Israeli Army. She was attached to a military police K-9 unit, and served during the 1956 Suez Canal War. Wanda moved to the United States in 1957, where she met and married Gerry Wolosky. She has two children and three grandchildren, and lives in Green Valley, Arizona.