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Chhange hosts an afternoon with survivors

Gerald and Ruth Rosenfeld; Ruth is a child survivor who is part of the Chhange speakers bureau and serves as an exhibit docent.
Gerald and Ruth Rosenfeld; Ruth is a child survivor who is part of the Chhange speakers bureau and serves as an exhibit docent.

ON JULY 25 Chhange, the Center for Holocaust, Human Rights and Genocide Education at Brookdale Community College, honored local Holocaust survivors with their annual “An Afternoon with Our
Survivors.” Twenty-one survivors from Monmouth and Ocean Counties attended the event which was held at the community college in Lincroft.

Mimi Warbler, left, with survivor Tina Weisz. Photos by Karen Finkelstein

The program was organized by Mimi Werbler, daughter of survivors, who is a Chhange board member and leader of the“Generations: Descendants of Holocaust Survivors” group which connects second- and third-generation descendants across New Jersey.

Many of the survivors in attendance are part of Chhange’s Speakers Bureau, which includes more than a dozen survivors. Chhange’s long history of Holocaust and genocide education also includes Survivor Curriculum Suitcases and Scrapbooks — featuring the lives of nine local Holocaust Survivors — and their new exhibit, “Journeys Beyond Genocide: The Human Experience,” which provides visitors the opportunity to engage with life stories of local survivors of the Holocaust, the Armenian Genocide, and the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda.

Lynne Behar was hidden by her mother’s maid in Poland.

Chhange educates over 25,000 students, educators, and community members about the Holocaust, genocide, and human rights, empowering them to stand up to injustice. To learn more, please visit chhange.org.

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