In this intimate and meaningful experience, speakers present stories of life before, during, and after the Holocaust. Each presentation is FREE and open to the public. The HHC speaker series is held each Wednesday at 11 a.m. on Zoom. The Holocaust Speaker Series is sponsored by Margaret and Michael Valentine.
SEPTEMBER 23: Joel Nahari – Son of Survivors
Joel tells the story of his parents, who both escaped the Holocaust as children. His mother, Ruth Dresel was born in Germany in 1926, and experienced anti-Semitism before escaping to Israel with her family at age 9. Joel’s father, Uri Nahari, was born in Czechoslovakia in 1924 and he too witnessed and experienced the brutality of the Nazis before escaping alone to Palestine in 1939 at age 14.
SEPTEMBER 30: Mark Heiman – Son of Survivors
Mark tells the story of his family, originally from Demmelsdorf, a small farming community in Bavaria. Mark’s grandfather, Karl, served in the German army in WWI. He later moved to Munich where he established a textile business and raised a family. Mark’s father, Paul, was 12 years old when he witnessed his Jewish school being burned down the day after Kristallnacht. Arrested on Kristallnacht, Karl was interned in Dachau concentration camp.