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Liberation and Legacy: A Holocaust Remembrance Event
Manny Cantor Center - 6th floor, 197 East Broadway (at Jefferson St), New York, NY 10002
Join us for a conversation between Amichai Lau-Lavie and Miriam Schacter, in memory of their fathers Napthali Lau-Lavie z”l and Rabbi Herschel Schacter z”l.
Napthali Lau-Lavie was entrusted to care for his younger brother, Meir Lau, when the Nazis separated the boys from their parents. They were the only members of their family to survive the Holocaust. The brothers were sent to the Hortensia and Czetochowa camps, then transferred to Buchenwald.
When American troops liberated the camp in April 1945, U.S. Army Chaplain Rabbi Herschel Schacter found Meir hiding under a heap of corpses. The brothers immigrated to what was then British-mandate Palestine, where Napthali became a journalist and diplomat, and his brother Meir became the Chief Rabbi of Israel.