March 2018 gave students of the School of Dialogue from three localities the opportunity to meet with George Elbaum, a Warsaw-born Holocaust Survivor, the author of “Neither Yesterdays, Nor Tomorrows. Vignettes from the Holocaust” – a special guest of the School of Dialogue Gala 2017.
The meeting in Legionowo was attended by students of two Schools of Dialogue – the District School Complex participating in the program in 2012, and the Jan II Sobieski High Schools No. 2, School of Dialogue 2017 nominated in the Innovation category at the School of Dialogue Gala 2017.
During the meeting, the students gathered to listen to the personal story of their guest – his birth in pre-war Warsaw, the loss of his father, an officer of the Polish army, search for a hiding place outside the ghetto in villages near Warsaw, post-war life with his mother in devastated Poland, up until their departure to the United States at the age of 11 and the decade of struggle with the memories of the Holocaust. Each student received a copy of the book with George Elbaum’s memoirs, as well as the opportunity to chat with the author and have the book signed.
The program is co-financed by Malka and Pinek Krystal Scholarship Fund.