Alfred and Josiane Traum’s childhood memories are different from most folks’. For Alfred Traum, those memories include being put on a train, taken to a foreign country and never seeing his parents again. For Josiane Traum, they included being hidden in a convent orphanage by nuns.
The Traums are Jewish and lived at a time when Adolf Hitler was determined to annihilate the Jews. The two, who now live in Maryland, spoke at Staunton River High School recently.