Holocaust Survivor Testimony: Sam Rind

Back to all events

10/17/2017
Brighton Room, Brighton Campus (3-217)
03:30 pm - 04:30 pm

Hearing a Holocaust survivor share his story in person makes history real.

On Tuesday, October 17, Sam Rind, a child survivor of the Holocaust, will return to MCC to share his powerful story with students and employees. Please join the members of the Holocaust, Genocide, and Human Rights Project in welcoming Sam to campus. It's an experience not to be missed.

Holocaust Survivor Testimony: Sam Rind
3:30 - 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Brighton Room, Flynn Campus Center (3-217)

Hosted by the HGHRP, this event is free and open to the college community. Contact Jodi Oriel (Office of Student Life and Leadership Development at joriel@monroecc.edu for more information.

About 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 anti-Semitism. 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.

Sam has previously shared his story at MCC during the HGHRP's annual Yom HaShoah Commemorations.

SPONSOR: Holocaust, Genocide, and Human Rights Project
RSVP: Not required
CONTACT: Jodi Oriel, Office of Student Life and Leadership Development, at joriel@monroecc.edu