Culturs and XOTV celebrate Women’s History Month 2021 and International Women’s Day on March 8th this year.
WOMEN IN HISTORY
In doing this, we look at a “woman in history,” who beat the odds and now gives back.
Barbara Steinmetz is a Holocaust survivor whose family fled Nazi occupation during WWII in Europe. Her father, a hotel owner in former Italy (current Croatia), saw the writing on the wall and knew it was time to pack up and leave.
FLEEING FOR FREEDOM
Her family hid throughout Europe for two years. They escaped to the Caribbean when she was four with the help of an international refugee organization. Later she immigrated to the U.S. She now gives back to the same organization that helped save her and her family’s lives. Today we celebrate this woman in history.