This event has been canceled. If you have any questions, please contact the temple at 212-744-1400
Sunday, April 19 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM | Monday, April 20 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM
I.M. Wise Hall, One East 65th Street
This year’s speaker, Jacques Strauss, was born in Wurzburg, Germany, in 1935 and moved with his family to France in 1938. When the war started, Jacques’ father joined the Foreign Legion and served in Morocco. Meanwhile, Jacques, his mother, and his sister were arrested and held in successive internment camps until his father was able to have them released in Sens, where they could live free as a family. In 1942, his parents were arrested and sent to Auschwitz. Jacques, 6 years old, and his sister Margot, 11 years old, wound up in a Jewish orphanage in Paris where a Turkish Jewish family decided to take both children to their home in Paris. In 1943, when all Turkish Jews were ordered to return to their country of origin, one of the daughters decided to remain in Paris to keep caring for the children. They moved from place to place until the liberation of Paris in August 1944.
These sessions are made possible by the Elsie Adler Memorial Holocaust Program, created by her caring family and friends to honor the memory of Emanu-El’s longtime, generous member Elsie Adler. All Religious School parents and Temple members are welcome to attend. Students in grades 5 through 7 will attend as part of their regular school day. For additional information, contact the Religious School office at 212-507-9546 or firstname.lastname@example.org.