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Fascinating interview with Holocaust survivor now airing on the City’s YouTube Channel

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The City, Mission Viejo Activities Committee and Jewish Federation of Orange County recently hosted a memorable educational evening with Auschwitz survivor Sam Silberberg in front of a packed house at the Norman P. Murray Center. The event is now available to view on the City’s YouTube Channel.

Sam was 10 years old in 1939 when the Germans invaded Poland and occupied his hometown of Jaworzno. In the video, Sam shares compelling first-person testimony of his survival of two concentration camps and daring escape from the death march. Sam has a riveting account of a child’s daredevil bravery, his pain and suffering and remarkable ingenuity in eluding the Nazis. Imprisoned together, Sam and his father had deeply opposing beliefs about whether the Jews should risk certain death to escape or practice their spiritual beliefs and trust divine protection.

In addition to this heart-wrenching tale, the Norman P. Murray Center currently features a thought-provoking exhibit of informational panels about the Holocaust. Provided by Israel’s Yad Vashem Museum, the powerful images and histories will be on display through May 10 at 24932 Veterans Way.

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