Culture

21.06.2013 18:00

Meeting with Holocaust Survivor Jerry Rawicki

Fot. Muzeum Historii Żydów Polskich

Jerry Rawicki was 12 in the summer of 1939, living with his parents and two older sisters in Plock, Poland. Two days before he was supposed to start high school, German planes bombed his town, signaling the end of the life he had known and leaving him haunting memories of the Holocaust which took the lives of his mother, father and one sister. Jerry survived the Warsaw Ghetto uprising, joined the Polish underground, and eventually saw the Germans retreat in defeat. Rawicki went to the United States in 1949, becoming an optician, and, with his recently deceased wife of 56 years, was blessed with a son, daughter, 7 grandchildren and a great grandchild.

He turned some of his Holocaust memories into a fictional version of evil called 'Sins and Sorrows'.

He returned to Poland to participate in the commemoration events for the 70th Anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, and has been recalling his experiences for friends, family and now the public.

The meeting will be in Polish

Museum of the History of Polish Jews
6 Anielewicza Street
Warsaw, Poland

12.06.2013