11 min

Halina Zimm: Hiding in Plain Sight Use Your Words

    • Education

Before Halina Zimm was separated from her family in the midst of the Holocaust, her father told her to never ever tell anyone she was Jewish. From that moment on Halina became Wanda Kazusek. Though Halina's new identity helped protect her from being murdered by the Nazis, Halina knew she would never see her family again. During the war, Halina used her fake identity to work as a maid for various German families, including officers in the German military. 

Before Halina Zimm was separated from her family in the midst of the Holocaust, her father told her to never ever tell anyone she was Jewish. From that moment on Halina became Wanda Kazusek. Though Halina's new identity helped protect her from being murdered by the Nazis, Halina knew she would never see her family again. During the war, Halina used her fake identity to work as a maid for various German families, including officers in the German military. 

11 min

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