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Zikaron Basalon Columbus

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In 2017, we will bring to Columbus the Israeli project "Zikaron Basalon" (Remember in the living room) that brings the Holocaust memory by hosting a holocaust survivor or second generation in living rooms around the city on Holocaust memorial day. The living room sessions foster an open and intimate conversation. The unique and authentic tradition started in Israel, offers Columbus a new method to address the implications of the Holocaust.

The community programs will be Monday, April 24 at 7:00 p.m. houses will be open in Bexley (2 houses), New Albany, Short North and Delaware (for Russian speakers).After registration for an event, the address for your location will be emailed to you.

OSU Hillel will also host Students` Zikaron Basalon. For more information contact Rabbi Ilan for details at rabbiilanosu@gmail.com. For information about the teen event, contact Rabbi Kimche at dkimche@ncsy.org.

Thanks to all the volunteers for opening their homes and their hearts: Joanne Strasser, Aaron Sugarman, Debbie Sugarman, Gayle Rosen, Lev Shafer, Esther Brody and Rabbi Dovid Kimche. In addition, thanks to our speakers: Fran Greenberg, Debbie Sugarman, Manny Luttinger, Maya Shnayder, Sandy Hackman and Esther Brody, Barbara Turkeltaub`s daughter.

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

Profiles on our speakers:

Fran Greenberg (Short North) was born in Paris, France in 1937. Fran’s father was rounded up in one of the early raids on Jewish families in Paris. He was ultimately sent to Auschwitz in 1942. During the war, Fran and her sister were sent to a series of foster homes with grim conditions. Fran survived the war in a Catholic children’s hospital after she was diagnosed with tuberculosis.

Sandy Hackman (Teen event) is a child of Holocaust Survivors. Both of her parents were Holocaust survivors. Sandy’s mother lived in an exclusively Jewish shtetl called Trochenbrod in Poland. As a young girl, Sandy’s mother spoke to her about life before, during and after the war. Her family, remarkably, survived the extermination of 5,000 fellow residents who died in the killing fields.

Debbie Dach Sugarman (Bexley 1) is the Daughter of Morris Dach who was born in Plonsk,Poland in 1923. In 1942 Morris, his parents and his 3 older brothers were deported from the Plonsk Ghetto to Auschwitz Birkenau. Debbie’s father was the only survivor.

Manfred Luttinger (Bexley 2) was born in Mannheim, Germany in 1932. During Kristalnacht (Night of Broken Glass) in 1938, his father’s photography store was destroyed along with the other Jewish shops. His parents survived the pogrom and on their savings attempted to leave Nazi, Germany. With help from an old friend of his father, the family was able to escape to Switzerland illegally.

Maya Shnayder (Delaware, for Russian speakers) was born in the city of Soroki, Moldovia, a part of the former Soviet Union in 1932. Her family fled the war when Maya was 8 to the Stalingrad region. During their flight, they survived many train bombings and starvation. While in hiding, Maya lived in a tiny room with 11 other people, no food, water or heat as she watched members of her family become sick and die. In 1945, Maya, her mother and aunt were able to return to Soroki while her father was reunited in 1947.

Barbara Turkeltaub story (By her daugther, Esther Brody at New Albany) is a Child Survivor of the Holocaust. Born in Vilna, Poland (now Lithuania). Barbara was barely in grade school when the Nazis marched into her hometown, which lead to her being, herded into the Vilna ghetto with other Jewish residents. Barbara and her sister were smuggled out of the ghetto by her mother who arranged to have them live with a non-Jewish family on a farm. Barbara and her sister were forced to run away, after the farmer’s wife suggested turning the girls over, which began a remarkable journey through fear, faith, hope and survival.



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