Holocaust Survivors Share Stories Of Strength

Forum speakers were (front): survivor Sam Feuer’s wife Mia; survivor Alice Tenenbaum; survivor Chana Pfeifen and (back row) Rabbi Hillel Fox and Beth Lilach, director of education at the Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center of Nassau County.

Memories of the Holocaust were as fresh as they were 77 years ago for women forced into Nazi concentration camps as children, who miraculously survived to tell their stories as adults. Parker Jewish Institute for Health Care and Rehabilitation hosted “Stories Of Strength—A Holocaust Remembrance,” to document the lives of three survivors. The forum was held in Parker’s auditorium on June 15. The panel discussion was made possible by a grant from the Association of Jewish Aging Services.

Parker Jewish Institute President and CEO Michael N. Rosenblut gives opening remarks at the Remembrance Forum.

According to Michael N. Rosenblut, Parker president and CEO, the forum featured a panel of Holocaust survivors discussing the challenges and hardships they endured.

“Our goal was to foster interfaith and intergenerational awareness of the Holocaust. The forum was designed to not only allow survivors to share their stories of purpose and hope in a facilitated panel setting, but to also ask them the question, ‘why and how did you survive? What can you identify as the factor(s) that allowed you to survive when others did not?’”

Teaching the history of the Holocaust can be a daunting, emotional and difficult task, Rosenblut noted.

“Parker’s objective was to teach the lessons of the Holocaust and their relevance for today’s world. With fewer survivors alive each year, we video recorded this historic forum to document the lessons of the Holocaust and their relevance for present and future generations,” Rosenblut added.

—Submitted by Parker Jewish Institute

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Forum speakers were (front): survivor Sam Feuer’s wife Mia; survivor Alice Tenenbaum; survivor Chana Pfeifen and (back row) Rabbi Hillel Fox and Beth Lilach, director of education at the Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center of Nassau County.

Memories of the Holocaust were as fresh as they were 77 years ago for women forced into Nazi concentration camps as children, who miraculously survived to tell their stories as adults. Parker Jewish Institute for Health Care and Rehabilitation hosted “Stories Of Strength—A Holocaust Remembrance,” to document the lives of three survivors. The forum was held in Parker’s auditorium on June 15. The panel discussion was made possible by a grant from the Association of Jewish Aging Services.

Parker Jewish Institute President and CEO Michael N. Rosenblut gives opening remarks at the Remembrance Forum.

According to Michael N. Rosenblut, Parker president and CEO, the forum featured a panel of Holocaust survivors discussing the challenges and hardships they endured.

“Our goal was to foster interfaith and intergenerational awareness of the Holocaust. The forum was designed to not only allow survivors to share their stories of purpose and hope in a facilitated panel setting, but to also ask them the question, ‘why and how did you survive? What can you identify as the factor(s) that allowed you to survive when others did not?’”

Teaching the history of the Holocaust can be a daunting, emotional and difficult task, Rosenblut noted.

“Parker’s objective was to teach the lessons of the Holocaust and their relevance for today’s world. With fewer survivors alive each year, we video recorded this historic forum to document the lessons of the Holocaust and their relevance for present and future generations,” Rosenblut added.

—Submitted by Parker Jewish Institute

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