Less than 45,000 Holocaust survivors are remaining in New York, and 100,000 worldwide.
Please join us for a night of remembrance and storytelling on
6:00 PM Thursday, May 30, 2019
at the Bridge
1894 Flatbush Avenue
Brooklyn NY. 11210
EVENT IS FREE
Please Register Here
Kosher meals will be served.
Hear the renowned Educator and Holocaust survivor Werner Reich, Bill Tingling and Sally Frishberg, answering, how can we keep the memories of those we lost alive?
In using advanced technology, Werner, Bill, and Sally will be sharing a remarkable concept of how to keep the stories of historical figures alive.
|Werner Reich, was born in Germany, escaped to Yugoslavia with his family and lived in hiding until the Gestapo arrested him in 1943. He was imprisoned in Yugoslavia, followed by 11 months in Terezin, a Czechoslovakian concentration camp. Werner was then sent to Auschwitz where he endured a 7-day Death March. He was herded into a railroad car that arrived at the Austrian’s Mauthausen concentration camp for extermination. American Soldiers eventually liberated him, and in 1955 Werner immigrated to the United States. He is a lecturer, public speaker, and world-renowned historian.|
|The Nazis invaded her country Poland and started murdering Jewish mothers, father’s sisters, and brothers. Sally and her family hid in the attic, of a barn, of a Polish Catholic, name of Stanislaw Grocholski. In the attic were other Jewish people about 15 in all, crowded into a small space, surviving on what little food the man brought them.|
Sally spent two years in the attic, and when the Russian liberated them, Sally and the others couldn’t walk down the stairs because their knees were weak. Four years after the Soviets liberated them, Sally’s family were traveling by boat to the United States. Sally was only thirteen years old then and while on the ship, a Polish woman scolded her because Sally had jumped onto a bunk bed, she the Polish woman wanted for herself. In Polish, the woman said, “you dirty little Jew, if I had my way, you would have been dead. Hitler should have killed all of you.” Sally said that seeing the misery on her face, a Black American matron woman on the ship, picked her up and rocked Sally in her arms and comforted her. Sally said, “I suddenly realized that somebody cares.” Sally did not understand a word the Black American woman was saying because Sally didn’t speak a word of English. Sally added, “she was a Black American, I was a child, a European Jew, but there is, I think, this understanding of human need.”Sally arrived in the United States, went to school, and eventually becoming a school teacher. She taught at Fort Hamilton High School in Brooklyn, and after many years of teaching, Sally retired and is now lecturing, and working with youth.
|Bill Tingling is a remarkable altruist whose visionary leadership has been transforming society since his founding of School News Nationwide (SNN) in 1993. Driven to provide more impact and inspired by meeting Holocaust survivors, Bill created a new SNN initiative, Words of Bonds, in 2005, designed to promote understanding and goodwill between African-American and Jewish youth.Bill has dedicated his life to strengthening Jewish, Black and humanity cause in the United States and countries around the world, including Israel, France, Poland, Jamaica West Indies, Germany, and Italy.His newest initiative is “Tour for Tolerance” where his team of Holocaust survivors, educators, and engineers, are retrofitting buses into high tech classrooms for the teaching of tolerance, empathy, compassion, and inclusion to be up and running in New York 2019. Bill’s significant accomplishments have made him the recipient of numerous awards from government agencies and elected officials as well as a highly respected ally of progressive leaders and organizations throughout the U.S., Europe, Israel, and Jamaica. He is also on the New York Israeli Consul General’s Speaking Bureau.|
|Mark Appel, the President of the Bridge, will be the Master of Ceremony (MC) for the evening.Throughout the years Mark has devoted to advancing civil rights for all Americans and bridging the divide between different communities. He founded The Bridge, a Multicultural Advocacy Project, a unity center for New York’s diverse populations that aims to address issues across cultural lines|