Suffolk Center on the Holocaust, Diversity and Human Understanding, Inc.
For Immediate Release
Contact: Steven Schrier 631-451-4117
A CONVERSATION AMONG SURVIVORS
Yom Hashoah – Holocaust Remembrance
On April 22 four survivors will speak about life before and after the Holocaust, how the Holocaust shaped their lives and their vision. As the Holocaust becomes more distant, now 70 years since liberation, we will have fewer opportunities to hear the insights of those who lived through that time.
A special feature of this year’s program will be that not only will it be heard by hundreds of community college students, students from the Knox School, and community members gathered in the Theatre on the Ammerman Campus of Suffolk County Community College, but it will also be viewed live over the internet by hundreds more gathered at the Commack and Smithtown School Districts and at the Eastern Campus of the College.
Our esteemed participants will be:
Annie Bleiberg, now of Woodbury, was born in Poland, was forced to live in the Lubaczow Ghetto, the Krakower Ghetto, the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp, and the Mohrisch Weisswasser work camp in Czechoslovakia.
Werner Reich, now of Smithtown, was born in Germany, moved to Yugoslavia, and was sent to Terezin Czechoslovakia, the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp, and Mauthausen.
Hannah Robinson, now of Sound Beach, was born in Germany, and at nine years old her parents sent her with her brother to England, on the Kindertransport.
Ruth Minsky Sender, now of East Setauket, was born in Poland, was forced to live in the Lodz Ghetto, the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp, the Mittelsteine and Grafenort work camps, and a displaced persons camp in Germany.
Event Date: April 22, 2015; 11 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Location: Shea Theatre, Islip Arts Building, Suffolk County Community College, Ammerman Campus in Selden
Speakers: Annie Bleiberg
Ruth Minsky Sender