Congregation Havurah Shalom – Arnold Fingerhut
April 23 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pmFree
In recognition of Yom Hashoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day), Jack Fingerhut from Congregation Havurah Shalom of Sun City, Texas in partnership with the Georgetown Public Library will share his Father’s story of a life in hiding during WWII, and his legacy as a child of Holocaust survivors. This program will take place at The Georgetown Public Library’s Hewlett Room, located at 402 West 8th Street in Georgetown, Texas on Sunday, April 23, 2023 at 2:00pm. The event is FREE and all are welcome.
Over the years, Holocaust survivors have shared their stories of survival with the greater community. As the population of survivors have passed on, individuals like Jack Fingerhut take on the important responsibility of keeping his family’s history alive by sharing powerful personal stories, and giving people the opportunity to ask questions about his father’s experiences. Mr. Fingerhut will also share insights into his own upbringing in the 1960s living in a suburban New Jersey household with parents who wrestled with wartime trauma.
One of the most powerful ways to inoculate people from the lies of Holocaust deniers is by providing oral testimony by family members who have taken it upon themselves to educate the larger community about the horrors that their loved ones experienced during the Holocaust and World War II.
During the presentation attendees will see and hear Arnold Fingerhut as he was in 1996 during his testimony which has been recorded and saved by Steven Spielberg’s 1996 ‘Survivors of the Shoah Visual History Foundation’ project.