A Survivor's Story: George Rishfeld

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Thu, 03/23/2017 - 11:00am
Location: 
White County High School
2600 Hwy. 129 North

Cleveland, GA 30528

The opportunity to hear the first-person account of a Holocaust survivor is often a once in a lifetime experience. Join us on March 23, 2017, as George Rishfeld shares his story.

This program is open to the public and free to attend.

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George Richfield was born in Warsaw, Poland. After the Nazis invaded Poland in September 1939, life for the Rishfeld family changed dramatically. George was just six months-old when World War II began and his family fled to Vilna, Lithuania, where hoped they would be safe. The German army occupied Vilna in June 1941 and life for Jews in Vilna changed immediately with the establishment of a ghetto. George’s parents decided that it was necessary to find a way to save their young son. They gave George to Catholic friends who promised to raise him as their own child.