Sunday School Makeup / Adult Ed- CHJ Family Holocaust Stories

April 22, 2018 @ 9:30 am – 11:45 am
Bedford Middle School
North Ave
Westport, CT 06880
Dave Shafer



She brought her violin with her and played it on the platform on arrival at Liverpool Street Station today. She was one of a party of 150 refugee children from Berlin


In this month of Yom HaShoah, come hear fellow CHJ members tell stories of survival and loss from their own families.  Our presenters, Lore Gruenbaum and Michael Koelle, both come from Jewish families that were living in Berlin, Germany. Lore’s father was one of the few thousand Jews who survived the entire Nazi period in Berlin, protected by a “Schindler’s List”–like arrangement. Michael’s mother was sent out of Germany by herself as an eight year old in 1939 and grew up among other Jewish refugee children in England. Hear the stories of these and other family members, some of whom survived, some of whom did not. We will show family photos from the period and provide historical context about the Berlin Jewish community.

Coffee, snacking, and schmoozing starts at 9:30

Presentation starts at 9:45

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