MCC’s Holocaust, Genocide, and Human Rights Project invites you to hear the testimony of local Holocaust survivor Sam Rind. Born near Lublin, Poland in 1937, Sam Rind's family was in various ghettos and forced labor camps where Sam's father was killed for the leather jacket on his back. Sam also witnessed his younger brother being killed in his mother's arms by a Nazi guard. He and his mother eventually escaped to the Ukrainian ghetto of Szmerinka to be with other relatives. Sam had to dress as a girl to do this. At the end of the war, they returned to Poland to find relatives. Finding none, they formed a little kibbutz with other Jewish survivors but eventually wanted to leave because of continued antisemitism. They were not permitted entry to the United States where Sam's uncle lived so they went to Bolivia to be with another one of Sam's uncles. In 1960, Sam was able to come to the U.S. to attend college in Buffalo. He became an optician and is still in this profession today.
Holocaust Survivor Testimony: Sam Rind
Tuesday, February 13
Brighton Campus, Brighton Room (3-217)
This event is FREE and open to all MCC students, faculty, and staff.