One of our clients, survivor Hymie Steinmetz, spoke at the New School in NYC at a seminar given on holocaust literature . The professor, Shamar Hill, is a volunteer of our Connect2 visiting program as well.
Felix Fibich escaped from the Warsaw Ghetto before the Nazis began rounding up people to send to the camps. His entire family was murdered at Aushwitz. Felix fled to Soviet Russia and went on to become an internationally famous dancer and actor in the Yiddish Theatre. Here he is at the age of 84 teaching a dance class in 2007 titled "Meeting with Our Masters: Felix Fibich." He lives on the Upper West Side of Manhattan
Sheepshead Bay and the surrounding areas are home to one of the largest communities of Holocaust survivors in the world, but the numbers of those who remain are thinning. Which is just one reason why you should consider Jewish Community Council of Greater Coney Island’s (JCCGCI’s) “Connect2- program, where you’ll be able to help someone live better, while becoming a historical diplomat to better carry the lessons of the Holocaust for another generation.
At age twenty-four, Daniel Brody certainlyhad enough responsibilities to keephimself busy. A member of the UpperWest Side Orthodox Jewish community,he had recently graduated law school andstarted working as an attorney. Butdespite the demands of his career, Danielfelt a strong urge to seek out a volunteeropportunity and help someone in need.