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Bearing Witness for my Family: Surviving the Holocaust

March 31, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


The Gross Center for Holocaust & Genocide Studies, the Friends of the River Edge Library and the River Edge Cultural Center invite you to a presentation in commemoration of Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day) in which Jerry Zaks, a son of survivors from Poland, will relate a deeply personal story about the human experience of the Holocaust. It starts in 1937, when his parents were 17 and 18 years old and traces their lives from before WWII, how they survived multiple concentration camps and death marches, and how they eventually rebuilt their lives in America.

Upon retiring in 2016 from a successful career in IT, Jerry Zaks embarked on a quest to researching and documenting his parents’ history before and during the Holocaust. Starting with a two-hour audio interview he conducted with his parents back in 1980, Zaks has assembled a 45-minute presentation comprising historical records, actual Nazi documentation and audio clips from the 1980 interview.

Registration to attend the program via Zoom is at: