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Yom HaShoah Book Talk: Remembering the Holocaust Through the Life of Siggi Wilzig
April 8, 2021 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Remote Access Only
In commemoration of Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day), join us for a conversation with Joshua M. Greene, author of Unstoppable: Siggi B. Wilzig’s Astonishing Journey from Auschwitz Survivor and Penniless Immigrant to Wall Street Legend. Greene, a lecturer on Holocaust history, will be in conversation with Dr. Eva Fogelman, a psychologist and pioneer in historical trauma research and therapeutic techniques for Holocaust survivors and their descendants. She is also an award-winning filmmaker.
BJ is honored to host this event in grateful recognition of the Peaceman Foundation and Ivan Wilzig, who have made a combined generous donation of $25,000 in support of BJ’s volunteer vaccination program: Unstoppable: Siggi Wilzig’s Vaccination Project. This gift is enabling BJ to expand its efforts within and beyond the Jewish community of New York City to ensure that everyone eligible for and interested in the COVID-19 vaccine receives it, with particular emphasis on the elderly, Holocaust survivors and immigrant communities.
Attendees will receive a voucher for a complimentary copy of the book.
A consortium of organizations dedicated to survivors and descendants of the Holocaust are co-sponsoring this event, including the Blue Card Fund; Descendants of Holocaust Survivors (2G Greater New York); the Hidden Child Foundation and the Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU.