Date & Time: Tuesday, January 15, 2013, 8:15 – 9:15 PM
Location: 92nd Street Y, 1395 Lexington Avenue, NYC
On a visit to the Holocaust Museum in Washington DC, Deborah Strobin and her brother Ilie Wacs came face to face with their painful past as refugees in Shanghai’s Jewish ghetto. There, hanging on the Museum’s wall, they were shocked to discover photos of Deborah as a five-year-old posing for Japanese war propaganda. Strobin and Wacs were two of the 18,000 European Jews in Shanghai saved during World War II. Delve into this little known piece of history as the two siblings share their inspirational story with a distinguished panel of commentators. Strobin, a philanthropist, and Wacs, an iconic coat designer and longtime New York resident, are co-authors of An Uncommon Journey. Linda Levi is the director of Global Archives for the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee. Rachel Ain is a leader at the Sutton Place Synagogue. Dr. Pola Rosen is the founder and editor-in-chief of Education Update. Cheryl Wills is an award-winning journalist and author of Die Free: A Heroic Family Tale.
To reserve seats, call 212-415-5500 or go to www.92Y.org.