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Israeli project Zikaron Basalon (Remember in the living room) is back for its third year. Zikaron Basalon brings the Holocaust memory by hosting a holocaust survivor or second generation in living rooms around the city on Holocaust memorial day. The living room sessions foster an open and intimate conversation. The unique and authentic tradition started in Israel, offers Columbus a new method to address the implications of the Holocaust.

Houses will be open in Bexley, Clintonville, Powell, New Albany (for 9th-12th grades), Reynoldsburg (for Russian speakers), Merion Village and Grandview  (for young adults), and Hillel OSU. The address for your location will be emailed to you by Thursday morning of the event.

For more information about OSU Hillel event contact Shirly for details at shirly@osuhillel.org

IT ALL STARTS WITH YOU: JewishColumbus is able to bring programs like Zikaron Basalon that remembers the Holocaust and brings people together to hear from Survivors and their children because of donors like you who gave to our Annual Campaign.

Since the venues are at individual homes, we will be emailing out the address location the morning of the event

Thanks to all the volunteers for opening their homes and their hearts and for our speakers.

Profiles on our speakers:

Henry Fenichel and his mother were sent to the Westerbork Detention Camp when Henry was six. After being moved to Bergen Belsen, they requested relocation to British-mandate Palestine. With the help of a Swiss forger, they were exchanged for German civilians held abroad and escaped to Palestine. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NrK7kWYF5a4

Sandy Hackman is a child of Holocaust Survivors. Both of her parents were Holocaust survivors. Sandy’s mother lived in an exclusively Jewish shtetl called Trochenbrod in Poland. As a young girl, Sandy’s mother spoke to her about life before, during and after the war. Her family, remarkably, survived the extermination of 5,000 fellow residents who died in the killing fields.