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During Shabbat Services
The Gerry Kraus Story:
How a Jewish Child Survived on his Own in Nazi Germany
A Child’s Story of Survival
Gerry Kraus is a child survivor of the Shoah who was born in Berlin, Germany in 1933. His parents lost their jobs and were thrust into forced labor when he was just eight years old. After being attacked by a member of the Hitler Youth, he had to leave Berlin. His harrowing story of survival from hiding in a small farming village in Brandenburg, Germany to living underground in Berlin for several years until he was finally reunified with his parents, is riveting. Mr. Kraus will share his amazing story on Saturday, April 15th, during Shabbat Services.
Join us for services as Temple Emanu-El commemorates Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day) with a special program remembering the approximately six million Jews murdered in the Holocaust by Nazi Germany and its collaborators. Music by Cantor Finkelstein, a special prayer and a brief history of the “yellow candle” will round out our mission to always remember what happens when hate prevails.