At JFSA Northwest, Holocaust survivor to share his story

Pawel Lichter, a Holocaust survivor from Tucson, left, meets Leszek Szulc, Righteous Among the Nations, at POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews in Warsaw, April 22, 2017.

Pawel Lichter, a Holocaust survivor who lives in Tucson, will present “A Polish Jew’s Story of Survival” at a community event sponsored by the Northwest Division of the Jewish Federation of Southern Arizona on Tuesday, Feb. 13 at 6 p.m. at the Northwest office, 190 W. Magee Road, Suite 162.

Lichter survived the Nazi invasion of his hometown of Rypin, Poland, and revisited Rypin along with Tucson teens as part of the 2017 March of the Living. Ironically, it was being deported to Siberia that ensured his immediate family’s survival, while the rest of his extended family was annihilated. “I don’t know how or where they died,” he told the AJP in May (see azjewishpost.com/2017/tucson-teens-local-survivor-join-defiant-march-of-the-living). But “it happened. They’re not here.” To his knowledge, no Jews live in Rypin today.

For more information, call 505-4161.