Spiritual resistance in a concentration camp
Written by Jed de los Reyes, Youth Speak News
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Most 16-year-olds worry about getting good grades and maintaining friendships. Vera Schiff's main concern was to stay alive.
Schiff shared her story to an audience of young adults at an April 23 Faith Connections' Theology on Tap event where she discussed her spiritual resistance in a concentration camp. Between 1942 and 1945, she was held at the Theresienstadt camp in Nazi-occupied Czechoslovakia, where she endured many hardships but found ways to maintain her humanity.