Holocaust Survivor Henry Stern Speaks on May 4

Philipstown Reform Synagogue presents Lifelines talk

The Philipstown Reform Synagogue will present a Lifelines talk by Holocaust survivor and Cold Spring resident Henry Stern about what it was like growing up in Germany during World War II. All will be inspired by his family’s story, now part of an effort to educate young Germans about the human factor behind this difficult time in history. Lifelines is a project of the German-Jewish Culture Museum of Augsburg, Germany, which has published a series of beautifully photographed books, including an extensive collection of stories of German-Jewish families throughout the Holocaust years.

Henry Stern

Henry Stern

Henry was invited by the museum to return to Augsburg, to reacquaint himself with the town — his birthplace — and to visit classrooms of high school students to share his family’s story of those tumultuous years. The Stern family history is the subject of Volume 6 of the Lifelines series.

The event takes place from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 4, at the Marina Gallery, 153 Main St., Cold Spring. All are welcome. There is no charge and refreshments will be served.

PRS was founded in 2002 with the purpose of creating an inclusive venue to investigate the practice of Judaism, intellectually and spiritually. PRS hosts monthly services led by guest and lay leaders, provides religious education and offers opportunities to participate in social welfare activities. The synagogue can be reached at 845-265-8011 or by e-mail.

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