Nesse Godin

Holocaust Survivor

Nesse Godin is a Lithuanian-American Holocaust survivor. She has dedicated her adult life to teaching and sharing memories of the Holocaust.

Nesse was born on March 28, 1928, into an observant Jewish family in Siauliai, Lithuania. Her mother, Sara, owned a dairy store and her father, Pinchas, worked at a shoe factory. Siauliai was home to a Jewish community of more than 10,000 members, who supported cultural and social organizations and over a dozen synagogues. From age 13 to 17, Nesse survived life in a ghetto, a concentration camp, four labor camps and a death march.

Nesse currently lives in Silver Spring, Maryland, with her husband, Jack. She volunteers weekly at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and continues to speak out against the horrors of genocide, violence, and hatred.

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