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Descendants of Remembrance: 3G Survivor Talk with Amy Conroy

May 6 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Hear Amy share the remarkable story of her grandfather Nathan Rosenblatt’s resilience and survival during one of history’s darkest periods.

Nathan Rosenblatt was born in Lodz, Poland. At the time, Jews comprised a third of the population, making Lodz the second largest Jewish community in Europe and the epicenter of a vibrant social life. Nathan lived with his sister Tamara and father Abraham. When he was 13, his mother died of heart disease. Nevertheless, he enjoyed a beautiful, happy childhood, where he loved to play soccer, chess, and study in school. But, Nathan’s life was stolen from him simply because he was Jewish.

One day, when Nathan was 17 years old, he heard banging on the front door of his apartment. Nazi guards demanded that his family vacate their home. The Rosenblatts were thrown into the Lodz Ghetto, where they endured horrific conditions. From the Lodz Ghetto, Nathan was forced onto a train to Auschwitz with his dad and sister, unaware of what awaited him. The family was brutally separated upon arrival, and his father was immediately murdered in the gas chamber.

During the Holocaust, Nate was enslaved in five different concentration camps, all with horrendous conditions and daily violence. He was starved, deprived of sleep, frozen, shot, beaten, tortured, and instructed to dig his own grave. It was month and month of complete horror.

By miracle, he was liberated by the American army. He was placed in a Displaced Person (DP) camp, where he met his wife Tonia, another survivor of Auschwitz. They fell in love and got married in Germany; their wedding was officiated by the American army.

Nathan and Tonia lived in Germany while they waited to immigrate, eventually settling in Los Angeles. There, they rebuilt the lives they lost: They had two children, my dad Lenny and my aunt Libby, and six granddaughters. Nathan went on to become a very successful real estate developer in Beverly Hills, but family was always his first priority. During my childhood, he made sure to share his stories from the Holocaust, so that my generation could ensure that these horrors never happened again. So here I am, fulfilling my responsibility and telling you his story of survival. – Amy

Come hear Amy share the remarkable story of her grandfather’s resilience and survival during one of history’s darkest periods. Through her words, we will discover the profound impact that family history can have on shaping our values, identity, and commitment to building a more just and compassionate society.

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Holocaust Museum LA
100 The Grove Drive
Los Angeles,CAUnited States
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