Stories of Survival and Hope: An Evening with Ruth Pagirsky
You are invited to join The Alumni Community/JEC for a very special event with guest speaker Ruth Pagirsky.
Ruth Pagirsky was born in 1926 in Berlin, Germany. When she was just ten years old, her family fled Germany and settled in Katowice, Poland. When the war broke out in 1939, Ruth lost many of her family members. She survived by escaping to the forest where she hid until eventually she was brought to a labor camp. Eventually she was able to obtain false identification papers that identified her as a Polish Catholic and allowed her to work on a farm in Germany until 1945, when she was liberated by American soldiers.
Today, Ruth lives in New York and volunteers her time as a member of the Speakers Bureau of the Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust. It is an honor to have Ms. Pagirsky as part of our community and we hope you can join us.
Ms. Pagirsky's talk will be followed by Q&A.
Optional dinner will be served at 6:30pm, talk begins promptly at 7:00pm.
(between 5th & 6th ave.)
New York, 10011