Let’s make sure history doesn’t repeat itself: daughter of Holocaust survivors
Close to 400 people gathered in East Brunswick to remember victims of the Holocaust and to honor the strength and determination of the survivors.
Joseph Horn died in 1999, 30 years after moving to Glen Rock and 60 years after the Nazis began a series of devastating actions that would leave him as the sole survivor of his Polish family.
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Daughter of Holocaust Survivors Speaks about her Father’s Experiences Sandy Rubenstein, the daughter of Holocaust survivors Joseph and Dina Horn, will speak at the Secaucus Public Library and Business Resource Center at 7 PM on Tuesday, April 29 th . According to reference librarian Jennifer May, Rubenstein’s father, Joseph Horn, wrote a book in 1996 about his amazing struggle to survive the Nazi Death Camps. “Now that book, Mark It With a Stone, is being reissued with an introduction by Rubenstein. Her presentation will include her father’s story, in his own voice, taken from an interview he did with the Steven Spielberg Shoah Foundation. Rubenstein will explain the devastating impact the Holocaust had not only on the survivors, but on their children as well,” May noted.
According to information supplied by Rubenstein, her father was the only one in his family to stay alive. In explaining why she speaks on the Holocaust, Rubenstein says, “As the survivors age and die, so goes the opportunity to tell their stories. Their children have a story to tell as well. What was it like to live with the knowledge of what your parents went through? And importantly, who will tell these stories now? In the face of the genocide of ethnic groups in Bosnia, Rwanda, Darfur and other areas of the world today, it is imperative to remind ourselves of the potential of evil, while at the same time, we must teach tolerance.”
According to Rubenstein, her parents, Joseph and Dinah Horn, both came from the same city, Radom, and had met in its ghetto when Dinah (then Danka) was 12 years old and Joseph was 15. Dinah survived Bergen-Belsen and met up with her future husband again at a DP camp. “My father arrived in New York in 1947, and my mother arrived in July 1949. There were married in November 1949,” she said. Joseph Horn, a Glen Rock resident, died in 1999, and Dinah Horn lives in Washington Township. Rubenstein is a resident of Woodcliff Lake.
“I wanted to thank you, once again, on behalf of the Secaucus Library and all of our patrons, for visiting and sharing your father’s experiences with us. The presentation was powerful and meaningful, and we look forward to reading Mark It With a Stone. ” -Jennifer May, Reference Librarian, Secaucus Public Library, Secaucus, NJ
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum http://www.ushmm.org
USHMM Teacher Fellows https://www.facebook.com/search/top/?q=ushmm%20teacher%20fellows
USC Shoah Foundation https://sfi.usc.edu
Anti-Defamation League https://www.adl.org/
Generations of the Shoah International www.genshoah.org
New Jersey Commission on Holocaust Education http://www.nj.gov/education/holocaust/
Facing History and Ourselves https://www.facinghistory.org/
World Federation of Jewish Child Survivors of the Holocaust and their Descendants http://www.holocaustchild.org
Museum of Jewish Heritage, A Living Memorial to the Holocaust, New York City http://www.mijhnyc.org
Museum of Tolerance, Los Angeles, CA http://www.museumoftolerance.com/site/c.tmL6KfNVLtH/b.9052747/k.BEE4/Home.htm
Anne Frank House, Amsterdam www.AnneFrank.org
Temple Emanuel of the Pascack Valley, Woodcliff Lake, NJ http://www.tepv.org
International School for Holocaust Studies http://www.yadvashemusa.org/the-international-school-for-holocaust-studies/
Horace Mann School http://www.horacemann.org
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