7 2018

In Conversation with Gershon Willinger

6:30PM - 7:30PM  

BBYO - Lebovic Community Campus 9600 Bathurst Street
Vaughan, ON L6A 3Z8

Holocaust survivor Gershon Willinger will speak about his experiences during the Holocaust. Gershon was born in Holland in 1942 to German-Jewish parents who were murdered in Sobibor in July 1943. First, as a one-year-old, orphaned child he was placed in hiding. In 1944, as a two-year-old child he was deported on a childrens’ transport to the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp in Germany and later transported to the Theresienstadt camp in Czechoslovakia where he was liberated in 1945 as a three-year-old child. As an adult he became a social worker and immigrated to Canada with his wife and three children in 1977. Open to the general public. Specially recommended for teens and their families.

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