OJM & OHRC Author Talk: What Made Sammy Run?

Wednesday, November 6, 7:00-8:30pm
Suggested Donation $5 | Talk

Suggested Donation: $5 

The Oregon Jewish Museum and the Oregon Holocaust Resource Center are pleased to host an evening with the creators of What Made Sammy Run?a powerful and accessible new memoir written by Holocaust Survivor Sam Silberberg, and adapted for young adult readers by Carolyn Buan.

The evening will feature discussion with the authors and questions from the audience. Copies of What Made Sammy Run? will be available for purchase, and Mr. Silberberg will be available for a book signing at the end of the evening. Light refreshments will be served.

About the book:

"Sam Silberberg invites his young readers to journey back with him to the terrifying years of his youth in Nazi-occupied Poland, when staying alive meant using street smarts beyond his years and, ultimately, making a decision that would haunt him for the rest of his life. Through Sam’s feisty narrative, his readers become eyewitnesses to the Second World War, the Holocaust and the fight to establish the modern state of Israel, but they also see a boy their own age struggling to find meaning in a world filled with danger and evil.”

OJM and OHRC encourage young audiences – Wednesday night religious schools, bar and bat mitzvah students, and others – as well as members of the public of all ages, to join us for this wonderful and important opportunity to hear a Holocaust Survivor speak from his own experience.

The event date was chosen to coincide closely with the 75th anniversary of Kristallnacht. We invite you to listen, discuss, share and remember.