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My Soul is Filled with Joy: A Holocaust Story by Karen Treiger

  • The Jewish Community Library 1835 Ellis St. San Francisco United States (map)
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Free admission with free garage parking on Pierce St between Ellis and Eddy streets

Sam and Esther Goldberg met in the Polish forest just outside the Treblinka death camp on August 3, 1943, one day after Sam escaped during a prisoner uprising, one of only sixty-five people to survive the camp. Esther, who had been hiding in the forest for a year, took him to a Polish family who hid them in their barn for three days while Nazis, Ukrainians, and Poles scoured the area for escapees. They hid in barns and in a pit in the forest for another year until they were liberated by the Red Army in July, 1944.

Karen Treiger, Sam and Esther’s daughter-in-law, traveled with her family to Poland to meet the children of the Righteous Gentiles who helped them survive—an intensely emotional experience for both families. A resident of Seattle and a member of the Seattle Holocaust Center Speakers Bureau, Karen retired from her law practice in 2015 to research and write My Soul Is Filled with Joy, which relates her in-laws’ story of survival.

Program made possible, in part, by Marilyn Dobbs Higuera, in memory of Stephen Mark Dobbs.

Co-presented by the JFCS Holocaust Center.