The Boy in the Forest & #4 Street of Our Lady
Save the Date: Special JGSBC Program in honor of Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Memorial Day
Wednesday, April 15 at 7:00 PM ~ location to be announced
“The Boy in the Forest,” presented by Rosa Pinsky, together with the documentary film, #4 Street of Our Lady
“This incredible story is true, it happened in my family, and I want to share it with you.”
Rosa Pinsky, Membership Director, JGSBC
On the eve of WWII, more than 6000 Jews lived in Sokal, a small town in Eastern Poland. By the end of the war, the Maltz family were among the only 30 Jews left alive. They had been rescued by Francisca Halamajowa, a Polish-Catholic woman.
At the same time, a young man named Reuven Lanes was scraping to stay alive hidden in a bunker in the forests just outside Sokal. He too survived, by his wits and with the help of local sympathetic Christians.
By a remarkable coincidence and the intersection of family research on Jewish Gen, a long ago published memoir, and a moving documentary, their lives once again were bound up together.
PLEASE PLAN TO JOIN US FOR THIS SPECIAL EVENT ~ made possible in part by the Martin Shames Speakers Program