Ellen Kaidanow completed the Safekeeping Stories of the Holocaust Workshop program, co-led the Safekeeping Stories Journey to Poland, is a member of the Holocaust and Human Rights Education Center’s Generations Forward Holocaust Speakers Community.
Ellen is the daughter-in-law of two Holocaust survivors. She authored the story of her mother-in-law, also named Ellen Kaidanow, and her miraculous tale of growing up in Dubno, Poland and becoming the sole survivor of her family at age 6. Ellen has found particular purpose authoring her family’s story, and seeks to help others do the same. By speaking and sharing her mother-in-law’s story with people of all backgrounds and religions, she hopes that they will become a witness to the Holocaust too.
Ellen is from Menlo Park, California and has a degree in history from UCLA. She has served on the boards of The Port Chester Carver Center and The Children’s Hope Chest. She is active in UJA-Federation, Westchester and is a member of The Jewish Community Center of Harrison.