Ed Lessing


Ed Lessing was born in Holland. He and his whole family went into hiding from 1942-1945. At first he posed as a Christian and worked on farms. Later he joined the resistance and lived in a hut in the forest. He had a narrow escape when the German storm troopers raided the forest. After liberation, he continued to live in Holland until he came to the US in 1947.

Mr. Lessing's presentation covers life in Holland after the occupation, his experience in several hiding places, as a resistance fighter living in the forest and life in Holland after liberation. Mr. Lessing has lectured on TV and Radio in the US and Holland, has interviewed for the Spielberg Shoah Foundation and writes for the Hidden Child Foundation. He speaks in schools and numerous organizations.


Hastings Holocaust Survivor Stresses The Importance Of Remembering
by Jeanne Muchnick - New Rochelle Daily Voice 04/16/15
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Holocaust Survivor Speaks Of Hate Crimes At Hastings High School
by Donna Christopher - Greenburgh Daily Voice 04/11/16
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