Ruth and Philip Lazowski at their wedding in December 1955.
On Valentine’s Day, join the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum to hear the story of the Rabinowitz family, who narrowly escaped the Nazi ghetto in their Polish town by fleeing to the nearby forest. Morris, Miriam, and their daughters, Ruth and Toby, survived two years in the woods, eventually immigrating to the United States.
During the first ghetto massacre, Miriam Rabinowitz rescued a young boy named Philip Lazowski by pretending he was her son. Nearly a decade later, a chance encounter at a wedding in Brooklyn would lead Philip to reunite with the woman who saved him, and to discover that her daughter Ruth was the love of his life.
This virtual program will feature remarks from Ruth and Philip's son Alan, who served as a Museum council member from 2014 to 2019, and their grandchildren, Jesse Lazowski and Jonah Lazowski, who are members of the New York Next Generation Board.
Jesse Lazowski and Jonah Lazowski, New York Next Generation Board Members
Alan Lazowski, Strategic Advancement Committee Member and former Council Member
Rebecca Frankel, Author
Suzy Snyder, Curator, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
This program is free, but registration is required.
For more information, please contact the Northeast Regional Office at firstname.lastname@example.org.