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Join the Center for Holocaust Awareness and Information (CHAI) to mark International Holocaust Remembrance Day

Join the Center for Holocaust Awareness and Information (CHAI) for a virtual discussion with the director and producer of The Starfish as we commemorate INTERNATIONAL HOLOCAUST REMEMBRANCE DAY.

The Starfish is the true story of a German-Jewish boy whose life was forever altered at the age of 10, when his parents sent him and his two older sisters to live with non-Jewish families in Sweden to escape Nazi persecution. After living in Sweden for two years, Herb Gildin and his sisters journeyed across Russia and the Pacific to be reunited with their parents as refugees in America.

Focused on building his lighting business rather than dwelling on the past, decades went by before Herb told his wife and children about his childhood, resulting in one last journey back to Sweden to attempt to reunite with the remaining family members who had taken him in 60 years earlier.

Attached Files:
IHRD_2022_Final with Link 1.11.2022.pdf

Oriel, Jodi
Holocaust, Genocide, and Human Rights Project