3GNY Stories Live: WEDU Wednesdays
From Happiness to Horror: Surviving the Camps
Featuring WEDU Speaker Alyssa Greengrass
Wednesday, March 3, 2021 | 8:00 pm ET | Virtual Event on Zoom
Alyssa will focus on the story of her grandmother, Stefi Greengrass. Stefi was born and raised in Hungary where she lived a relatively normal and happy life. When she was 26 years old, Stefi and her family were taken by the Nazis when they invaded Hungary as a part of the Final Solution. Stefi survived numerous concentration camps including Auschwitz II- Birkenau, Mauthausen, Gross Rosen and Bergen-Belsen where she was ultimately liberated.
While Stefi never told Alyssa her story of survival directly, she diligently worked to learn her story through Stefi's recorded testimony and by interviewing numerous family members whom Stefi confided with. Alyssa is honored to share Stefi's story as a means to honor her and continue educating our community.
Alyssa is the grandchild of two Holocaust survivors who passionately dedicates her time volunteering for numerous non-profit organizations to help educate and combat anti-Semitism. She currently serves as chair of the Young Friends at the Museum of Jewish Heritage and volunteers with 3GNY. Through their educational training program WEDU, she has taught her grandparents stories to students in numerous schools throughout New York City. Professionally, Alyssa works as a senior leadership giving officer at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center raising critical money for their cancer research and patient care initiatives. She earned her undergraduate degree from Rutgers University and holds a Masters degree from Manhattan School of Music.
3GNY Stories Live: WEDU Wednesdays take place Wednesdays at 8:00 pm ET. In this virtual series, grandchildren of Holocaust survivors share their family stories with us. You'll also learn more about our educational initiative, WEDU, which trains 3Gs to learn and share their family stories in school classrooms. View past WEDU Wednesday presentations on our YouTube channel. If you know educators looking to bring our speakers into their classrooms, please contact WEDU@3gnewyork.org.