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Zikaron Basalon Columbus

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In 2017, we will bring to Columbus the Israeli project “Zikaron Basalon”: http://www.zikaronbasalon.org/

Zikaron Basalon (Remember in the living room) brings the holocaust memory by hosting a holocaust survivor or second generation in people`s living rooms at the Holocaust memorial day for an open and intimacy conversation. This is an opportunity to connect once a year to the memory of the holocaust and in a special way.

Monday, April 24 at 7:00 p.m. houses will be open at Bexley (2 houses), New Albany, Short north and Delaware (for Russian speakers), and the address`s will be sent few weeks before the event. At March 24 OSU Hillel will host Students` Zikaron Basalon.

We want to thank the volunteers for open their houses and their hearts: Joanne Strasser, Aaron Sugarman, Debbie Sugarman, Gayle Rosen, Lev Shafer and Esther Brody.

We also want to thank the speakers: Fran Greenberg, Debbie Sugarman, Manny Luttinger, Maya Shnayder and Barbara Turkeltaub.

Zikaron Basalon Committe:

Merav Livneh Dill (Senior Shlicha), Bob Lane and Justin Shaw (JCRC), Meri King (JFS), Rabbi Ilan Shwartz (OSU Hillel), Katya Rouzina (Columbus Jewish federation), Morgan Palnik.

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Maya Shnayder was born in the city of Soroki, Moldovia part of the former Soviet Socialist Republic in 1932. Maya was 8 years old when the war started. Her family fled to the Stalingrad region. The family survived many train bombings and survived starvation. She lived in a tiny room with 11 other people, no food, water or heat. Her family became sick and died around her. Finally in 1945, Maya, her mother and aunt were able to return to Soroki and her father was reunited with them in 1947. Even though the war was over, conditions in the former Soviet Union were terrible under Stalin. Jews were still suffering from anti-semitism, quotas and lack of basic living needs. Maya and her family were finally able to immigrate to America in 1992.

Fran Greenberg was born in Paris, France in 1937. Fran’s father was rounded up in one of the early raids on Jewish families in Paris and ultimately sent to Auschwitz in 1942. Fran and her sister were sent to a series of foster homes, but the conditions were grim. Ultimately, Fran ended up in Catholic children’s hospital when she was diagnosed with tuberculosis. She remained there until the end of the war. She was only 6 or 7 years old. Fran was reunited with her mother and sister for a brief time, but her mother became extremely sick, and ultimately died. During that time, Fran and her sister were moved from relative to relative until they made their way to the United States. They continued to struggle to find a real home until Fran finally met and married her wonderful, husband Dan. They married when she was 18 and have been together ever since.

Manfred Luttinger was born in Mannheim, Germany in 1932. In 1938, on Kristalnacht, his father’s photography store was destroyed. His parents were able to survive on their savings while they tried to leave Nazi, Germany. With help from an old friend of his father, the family was able to escape to Switzerland illegally. They were supported by the local Jewish community in Switzerland. His father passed away in Zurich in 1946, and Manfred was finally able to get a VISA to immigrate to the United States in 1946.

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