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The opportunity to hear the first-person account of a Holocaust survivor is often a once in a lifetime experience. Join us on November 11, as George Rishfeld shares his story.
This program is presented in cooperation with the City of Hoschton.
79 City Square
Hoschton, GA 30517
George Rishfield 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 they hoped they would be safe. The German army occupied Vilna in June 1941 and life for Jews in Vilna changed immediately when they were forced to move into the 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.
George emigrated to the United States in 1949. After graduating high school, he joined the U.S. Army. It was very important for him to serve the country that had provided him with the opportunity for a new life.