Tulsan Eva Unterman to Tell Her Story at the 18th Annual Interfaith Holocaust Commemoration

Apr 15, 2015

Tomorrow night, Thursday the 16th, the 18th Annual Interfaith Holocaust Commemoration -- or Yom HaShoah -- will be presented at Congregation B'nai Emunah in Tulsa, at 1719 South Owasso. The event is free to the public and begins at 7pm; it's co-sponsored by the Tulsa Council for Holocaust Education (which is a committee of the Jewish Federation of Tulsa) and the Tulsa City-County Library. As noted of this event at the Tulsa City-County Library website: "In August of 1944, the Nazis liquidated the Lodz Ghetto in Poland. Among the last prisoners to leave were 250 male and 250 female Jews deemed 'essential' workers in one of the ghetto's slave labor factories. This group of 500 was transported directly to Auschwitz, but their ordeal did not start or end there. Tulsa resident Eva Unterman was on that transport. Unterman will share her courageous story as she addresses the topic, 'The Last Transport: My Childhood During the Holocaust,' as the featured speaker for the Tulsa Council for Holocaust Education's 18th Annual Yom HaShoah.... After the commemoration, Unterman will sign copies of the book, 'Through Eva's Eyes,' a memoir recounting her experiences in the Holocaust, [which was] written and illustrated by her granddaughter, Phoebe Eloise Unterman.... As in past years, the commemoration program includes an exhibit of projects created by Tulsa area students of the Holocaust. In addition, music will be performed, and there will be a candle-lighting in memory of the Jewish children of Lodz who were killed in the Holocaust." Eva Unterman is our guest on ST today.