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Meeting with George Elbaum

June 2017

In June 2017, George Elbaum, a Holocaust survivor, came to Poland with his wife Mimi, his son Jordan and his daughter-in-law Rebecca. During their stay in Poland, they met with School of Dialogue alumni in the Mazovia region, including students from School Complex in Mszczonów and the two-time School of Dialogue in 2013 and 2017.

Talking to young people about the Holocaust with honesty and sensitivity can be difficult at times. Nevertheless, Warsaw-born George Elbaum mastered this art to perfection.

With his book “Neither Yesterdays, Nor Tomorrows. Vignettes from the Holocaust”, published in Polish with the help of the Forum for Dialogue, and depicting his childhood during the war and further fate, he moved the audience and inspired a lively discussion. The conversations were so lively that the meeting in Mszczonów was prolonged by an hour! The students queued up to have their copy of the book signed.

We invite you to watch a film from George Elbaum’s meetings in Grójec, Błonie and Mszczonów:


The program is co-financed by Malka and Pinek Krystal Scholarship Fund.