Posted on June 30, 2022
Schick’s story begins when she was born in Vienna, Austria, in 1927 to Paul and Charlotte Porges, according to a news release. During the Nazis’ occupation of Austria, her parents put Schick and her brother, Walter, on a rescue train called the Kindertransport. The rescue train offered refuge to almost 10,000 Jewish children ages seven to 11 in England.
“My parents gave birth to me twice. Once when I was born and once when they put me on the Kindertransport,” Schick said in the release.
After moving to Florida, Schick worked with The Florida Holocaust Museum to ensure the Holocaust would never be forgotten and to teach its crucial life lessons.