Charlotte was born in Paris, a child of two survivors of the Holocaust, my parents did everything they could to provide a good education for their three children. I love my career in public relations, my family and friends and travel. Charlotte enjoys helping to brand individuals, organizations and companies of all sizes. Her expertise is in media relations, public affairs and crisis management.
In the interview we talk about her parents’ experiences, surviving the Holocaust and the impact it had on her . Also we talk about her career in public relations and her work in educating people against anti semitism.
She grew up in Queens New York. Her Mother Hilda Frenkel is a survivor of the camps in Transnistria and turned 102 in June, her survival story is truly amazing..
Transnistria was conquered by the Germans and Romanians in the summer of 1941. Before the war, some 300,000 Jews lived in the region. Tens of thousands were murdered by the Einsatzgruppen D, commanded by Otto Ohlendorf, as well as by German and Romanian soldiers. After the occupation, Transnistria became a concentration point for Jews from Bessarabia and Bukovina deported there at the command of Ion Antonescu. The few survivors of the mass murders in Bessarabia and northern Bukovina were mostly deported and concentrated in ghettos and camps in northern and central Transnistria. They were forbidden to travel or choose where to live, and were sent to forced labor.
“The people that died at Transnistria died of disease, malnutrition, and overwork.”-Andre Kessler