Presenting the amazing Holocaust experiences of her parents, Walter and Hanna Kohner, come hear from Voices of the Generations Founder and author, Julie Kohner to commemorate Yom Ha’Shoah with United Jewish Federation.
On Sunday, April 16 (4:00 pm) at Temple Beth El in Stamford, Julie will share what Holocaust Remembrance Day means to her. Growing up she heard stories about her parents' upbringing in Teplitz Schonau, Czechoslovakia, how her mother Hanna survived 4 concentration camps, and how her parents reunited after the war, married, and moved to California. It’s touching memories and family stories like this that led Julie to make an impact by starting her own non-profit organization.
In 1990, Julie created Voices of the Generations to preserve and share the memories of Holocaust survivor stories. She felt compelled to share her mother’s Holocaust story (Hanna was the first Holocaust survivor to appear on a national TV show, This Is Your Life) with others in the hope that many could learn from this story of love overcoming hardship, racism, deprivation, and the pain of war. Julie’s experience and story of growing up as the child of a Holocaust survivor has motivated other children of survivors to share their stories too.
Julie will be selling the book she wrote with her brother about their parents, “Hanna & Walter, A Love Story” ($20.00). You may reserve a copy in advance for pick up at the event.
This article appeared in the April edition of The New Jewish Voice.