Thursday, April 4, 2013

An amazing story – one night only

Passover has come and gone. Up next: Yom Hashoah, the day of rememberance for the six million Jews who perished during the Holocaust which will be marked with various events and ceremonies.

In Toronto on Tuesday April 9, young professional organizations will join together to host Felix Opatowski who will share his survivor's story with those in attendance at JUMP (Jewish Urban Meeting Place) about what life was like for him before, during and after that horrific period in history.

Opatowski was only 15 when he took on the perilous job of smuggling goods out of the Lodz ghetto in exchange for food for his starving family. It is a skill that served him well as he struggled to stay alive in Nazi-occupied Poland. With dogged determination, Felix endured months of harrowing conditions in the ghetto and slave labour camps until he was deported to Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp in the spring of 1943.

Felix grew up in desperate conditions, putting himself at risk to help others, forming bonds of friendship and holding onto hope for the future.

Presented by JUMP, The Azrieli Foundation, iVolunteer, The Yellow Rose Project, The House, Hillel of Greater Toronto, and UJA's Community Connect. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. 1992 Yonge St.

For more details click here.

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