Sylvia Ruth Gutmann

Hidden Child survivor of the Holocaust; Author

I am an author, public speaker, and contemporary witness. I am a Hidden Child survivor of the Holocaust.

Through my speaking engagements, I am committed to the work of memory, healing, and reconciliation. My work encourages people to shed the guilt and shame of their pasts, and to help us all see our responsibilities to each other. It is my hope that the future will be filled with more love. ‚Äč

I was born in 1939 in Antwerp, Belgium, where my Jewish parents had fled to from Berlin. After living as a Hidden Child in Europe until I was seven, I have lived in New York City, San Diego, Dallas, and Berlin, Germany. I now live in Framingham, MA.

Like my late father, I am a great fan of classical opera and am an avid reader of books of all kinds. My memoir, A Life Rebuilt: The Remarkable Transformation of a War Orphan, is being published by Epigraph Publishing in Rhinebeck, NY. Stay tuned for updates and events through my Facebook Page.