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About This Event

Time: February 14, 2022, 12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m. EST

Ticket: Free, Registration Required

Location: Virtual Event

  • Ruth and Philip Lazowski at their wedding in December 1955. 
  • 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.

Remarks
Jesse Lazowski and Jonah Lazowski, New York Next Generation Board Members

Alan Lazowski, Strategic Advancement Committee Member and former Council Member

Guest
Rebecca Frankel, Author

Moderator
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 northeastoutreach@ushmm.org.