Book Event at Sephardic Kehila Centre – June 2011

On June 21, 2011, an audience at the Sephardic Kehila Centre in Thornhill, Ontario, beared witness as Marking Humanity‘s editor, Shlomit Kriger, and two of the survivors featured in the book, Andy Réti and Sophie Soil, gave an intimate presentation about the Holocaust and its lessons at an event held by the Iraqi Jewish Association of Ontario. Both Andy and Sophie were young children during the Holocaust and have remained particularly struck by how the Nazi-perpetrated atrocities affected their parents. Andy showed a photo of his late mother, Ibi, as well as the wedding ring from Ibi’s first marriage to his father, who he never got to know. Although the Nazis confiscated jewellery and other valuables from the Jews, Ibi had managed to save the ring by hiding it in her baby’s diaper.

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