Holocaust Survivor to speak at Hillel’s Kristallnacht commemoration


Holocaust Survivor Eva Perlman will share her extraordinary life story at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 10. Her talk is hosted by Hillel at Washington University and the Hillel Leadership Council in commemoration of Kristallnacht (the Night of Broken Glass).  The event is free and open to the public via Zoom, but advanced registration is required at www.washuhillel.org.

Perlman was born in Berlin, Germany in 1932.  Her family survived World War II by hiding in the mountains of southern France, narrowly escaping capture by the Nazis.  Following her childhood in Germany and France, Perlman has lived in Israel, Switzerland, England, Uganda, Canada, and now the United States.  Her autobiography, “Eva’s Uncommon Life – Guided by Miracles,” details the many miracles that kept her family alive and permeated her long and rich life. After adventures, travel, hardships and multiple careers, she ultimately found her purpose as a Holocaust survivor educating Jewish teens on the annual March of the Living.  Perlman brings pearls of wisdom, humor, and joie de vivre to her tale of love, loss, and choosing happiness.

The event is underwritten in part by WashU Hillel’s Harry and Mary Neuman Speaker Endowment. 

For more information, contact Abby Ross, Springboard Social Justice Fellow at Hillel at Washington, at [email protected]

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