A Holocaust Memoir: Dodging Death

by | Apr 3, 2015 | What’s Happening

Sunday, April 12, 10 am
Temple Israel

The story of each Holocaust survivor weaves a poignant, yet individual thread in the tapestry of the world’s collective memory. The Temple Israel Men’s Club continues its dedication to sharing these stories with the annual Yom HaShaoh brunch featuring Otto Salamon, award-winning writer and producer and author of Dodging Death: A Family on the Run.

Salamon was transported from Budapest to an internment camp in southern Slovakia when he was not yet seven years old. He and his family managed to survive despite the threats of warfare and virulent anti-Semitism, by using their ability to run, intelligence to hide and tenacity to keep doing both.

His producing credits include the television mini-series People vs. Jean Harris that earned its star, Ellen Burstyn, a Golden Globe and Emmy nominations and the TV film, Necessary Parties starring Oscarwinner Alan Arkin. Salamon is a former William Morris agent and a member of the faculty at the New School University, where he taught film and television.

The event is free, although a $5 donation is suggested for those who are able. Call 489-4550 or email templeisraelva@aol.com to RSVP by April 9.