Am Yisrael Chai presents
A powerful and unforgettable event
COURAGE AND COMPASSION
“A LUCKY CHILD SURVIVES AUSCHWITZ”
Keynote speaker: Thomas Buergenthal
Thomas Buergenthal was born in Lubochna, Czechoslovakia in 1934. He and his parents fled to Poland where they were forced into the Kielce ghetto. He survived the ghetto and a labor camp from where they were deported to Auschwitz. He is one of the youngest survivors of Auschwitz – despite the fact that it was most unusual and unlikely for a child to survive Auschwitz. He also survived one of the infamous and treacherous death marches. He was liberated by the Soviets from the Sachsenhausen concentration camp in April 1945. He emigrated to the United States in 1951. He is a Human Rights Lawyer, a judge at the International Court of Justice in the Hague and a Law Professor at George Washington University.
Opening Exhibit 6:30pm
Courage and Compassion Event: 7:00pm – 8:30pm followed by Thomas Buergenthal’s Book Signing
This message is a reminder for guests to arrive early due to the anticipated number of people attending the Courage and Compassion event. Due to recent events we will have security staff checking bags and police officers monitoring the event in order to maintain safety and security for all. The doors will open beginning at 5:30pm and the exhibit will be available for viewing during this time prior to the program.
RSVP required: courageandcompassion.eventbrite.com
The event is free and open to the public.
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