Join the Charleston Jewish Federation's Remember Program and Warring Senior center for an educational night to hear from a local Holocaust Survivor via GoToMeeting. Meet Joe Engel, a survivor of Auschwitz concentration camp and local member of the Charleston community, who will share stories of survival and hope.
Joe Engel's story begins in the small, close-knit town of Zakroczym. On Sept.1, 1939, the day the Germans invaded Poland, the town was destroyed. Joe was packed into a cattle car on a transport train to Auschwitz, and he stood up for two and a half days without food or water. During the Death March, Joe escaped from a transport train to Czechoslovakia, where he joined the resistance and went on missions to explode German ammunition. He was liberated by the Red Army in March 1945. The only surviving members of his immediate family were two brothers and a sister. Today, Joe lives in Charleston. Joe is extremely active in the Charleston community and regularly visits schools to share his experiences with students.
Free and open to the entire community!