Men's Club Yom HaShoah Weekend
Saturday, April 26 - Sunday, April 27
Featuring Holocaust survivors and CBINT members Dr. Werner Richheimer, Al Beder and Howard Melton.
Werner Richheimer was just three years old on the cold November eve of Kristallnacht. In June 1940, the Gestapo would tear him and his family from their Karlsruhe home and transplant them at a concentration camp in France. His chilling account of living in two camps, becoming separated from his parents, being smuggled out by the French underground and eventually finding freedom brings this historical time back to the present. Hear it from Dr. Richheimer himself at our annual Men's Club shabbat service, timed to coincide with Yom HaShoah, commemorating our loss of six million Jewish people. Please consider inviting extended family. Saturday, April 26, 2014 with a special Kiddush lunch to follow.
In June, 1941, 10-year-old Howard Melton was too young to comprehend why the Germans invaded his hometown of Kovno, Lithuania and ordered him and his family from their home. At the same time, 13-year-old Albert Beder was at a summer camp 80 miles away in Palanga, on the Baltic Sea. At 4:00 one morning, shots would startle him and the other children from their sleep. Both boys would end up in the same ghetto soon after, but it wasn't until the following year that they would first meet in a Nazi concentration camp near Riga, Latvia. This Sunday, April 27, hear their incredible story of struggle, loss and courage – two boys who, today, are more brothers than lifelong friends. Join us for the 9:00 minyan. Complimentary breakfast at 9:45 in Siegel Hall, followed by the presentation at 10:15. Proudly sponsored by the CBINT Men's Club in commemoration of Yom HaShoah.