Hicksville woman recalls escaping Nazi Germany by 'kindertransport'

? Today is Holocaust Remembrance Day but it is also a special day for a Hicksville woman who escaped Nazi Germany. Margarete Goldberger was aboard

HICKSVILLE - ? Today is Holocaust Remembrance Day but it is also a special day for a Hicksville woman who escaped Nazi Germany. Margarete Goldberger was aboard a mass humanitarian operation called ?Kindertransport,? and her memories of fleeing the Nazis were captured on faded family photographs. Goldberger recalls that 23 of her close relatives were killed in the Holocaust. Goldberger, 85, is from Hicksville and was just 12 years old when her homeland of Germany turned into her prison. On Kristallnacht, better known as the 'night of broken glass,? the Nazi?s shattered Jewish storefronts and torched synagogues. The Gestapo sent 30,000 men, including Goldberger's father, Arnold, into concentration camps.Jewish parents began a panicked process to save their children. An escape effort called the "Kindertransport" moved 10,000 Jewish children by train to safety in Britain.Goldberger's mother, Paula, placed her only daughter aboard the mission of mercy. Goldberger reunited with her mother in New York in 1946.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Top 5 Must See

Raynham Hall Museum's exhibit features items about the 1 New Oyster Bay exhibit shines light on lives of slaves
A group of protesters outside Zeldin's office in 2 Long Islanders demand in-person meeting with Rep. Zeldin
Suffolk Police continue to search for the person(s) 3 Reward offered for missing veteran's monument medallion
NICE bus in Nassau has already approved cutting 4 Bus riders rally for state funding for NICE, Suffolk Transit
One day after delighting in a massive campaign-style 5 New travel ban to be unveiled amid new immigrant concerns

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Each week, News 12's Doug Geed explores the Check out fun things to do on the East End!

Explore the Twin Forks with News 12's Doug Geed.

Each week a different shelter visits News 12 Dog Day Fridays Series

Each week a different shelter visits News 12 Long Island with pets up for adoption.

News 12 digs deep to find Long Island's Discover Long Island's Hidden Past

News 12's Danielle Campbell digs into Long Island's roots.

News 12's Lily Stolzberg sees how much Long On The Spot

News 12's Lily Stolzberg sees how much Long Islanders know about everything and anything.

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE