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Holocaust survivors in Rockland County

March 13, 2019

JCC Rockland
450 West Nyack Road
West Nyack, NY 10994

The Holocaust Museum, Jewish Family Service and the Claims Conference hosts a monthly “Café Europa” program which provides Holocaust survivors in Rockland County an opportunity to come together and to share their experiences in a comfortable and safe environment. In this informal setting Survivors can engage in conversation, participate in social and educational activities and develop supportive relationships. “Café Europa” participants benefit from lectures by special guest speakers, cultural events and Jewish holiday celebrations. Holocaust survivors are often joined by World War II liberators.

Café Europa is a program of the Holocaust Museum in partnership with Jewish Family Service of Rockland. Café Europa is supported by a grant from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims against Germany.

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How very nice these programs are, when us the Survivors meet with youngsters, & we exchange some of our life experiences, so the memories will live on. Also we enjoy each other’s company. Thank you for this program.
- All the best Trudy Album Auschwitz Survivor

I have the honor and privilege of hosting Café Europa. I eagerly look forward to these monthly gatherings where I am always impressed by the knowledge, compassion, and genuine concern for humanity. For those who perished live within the heart and souls of those who survived. Café Europa Holocaust Survivor’s express their desire for a world of tolerance and acceptance of diversity. As painful as the past is, Survivors live in the present, have made lives rich in love and family. May we always observe life’s beauty from the eyes of the child within us – Holocaust Survivors radiate with that beauty!
- Georgia Kass