OST’s Young Adult D’Bar Torah presents Karen Baum Gordon, author

by | Mar 24, 2022 | What’s Happening

Monday, April 11, 6 pm, Ohef Sholom Temple

Karen Baum Gordon, author of The Last Letter: A Father’s Struggle, a Daughter’s Quest, and the Long Shadow of the Holocaust, will discuss second and third generation Holocaust Survivors and what that means for the future.

Born a German Jew in 1915, Rudy Baum was 86 years old when he sealed the garage door of his Dallas home, turned on the car ignition, and tried to end his life. Karen Baum Gordon, his daughter, began an effort to understand the sequence of events that led her father to that dreadful day. The book explores not only her father’s life story, but also the stories and events that shaped the lives of her grandparents—two Holocaust victims that Rudy tried, but could not save.

Signed books are available for purchase for $18. However, it is not required to read the book in order to attend the event.

RSVP at reservations@ohefsholom.org. Note in the RSVP if you would also like to purchase a book.