I Survived Rumbuli
Author: Frida Michelson
Rumbuli Forest was a bloody massacre site where thousands of children, women, and elderly were slaughtered by the Einsatzgruppen, a mobile killing squad. Of the 30,000 Riga Jews alive before the war, only two women survived. One of them, Frida Michelson, was a seamstress by profession. For years, she hid in the forest among Latvian peasants and city dwellers—who were all members of the Seventh Day Adventists sect. Out of their devotion to God, they were willing to risk their lives to save her, rather than betray their faith.