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Yom HaShoah Service - Sylvia Ruth Gutmann

Wednesday, May 1, 2019 26 Nisan 5779

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Yom HaShoah Service featuring Sylvia Ruth Gutmann

The Adult Ed. Committee and Na'aseh present a Yom HaShoah Service featuring Sylvia Ruth Gutmann.  Sylvia Ruth Gutmann immigrated with her two older sisters to the United States in 1946, four years after the murder of her parents in Auschwitz.

About Sylvia Ruth Gutmann

Born in Belgium in 1939 to Jewish parents who had been forced to flee their beloved home in Berlin six months earlier, Sylvia Ruth Gutmann spent the first three years of her life in hiding with her family in the south of France. In the summer of 1942, three-year-old Sylvia, her two older sisters, and her young mother were arrested by the Vichy police and shipped to the French internment camp in Rivesaltes. Shortly thereafter, her mother was deported to Auschwitz, leaving her three children behind. Six months later, Sylvia's bedridden father was also deported to Auschwitz. Sylvia and her sisters would never see their parents again…

Heartbreaking and ultimately inspiring, Sylvia Gutmann’s memoir A Life Rebuilt: The Remarkable Transformation of a War Orphan chronicles an odyssey that spans sixty years, three countries, and thousands of miles.

Copies of the book will be available for sale and signing ($20 cash or checks only).

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