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Perseverance: A Personal Journey from Auschwitz to Pittsburgh

Tuesday April 14, 2020
1:30 PM until 2:30 PM

Join us for an intimate book talk about character and triumph in the face of murderous adversity.  We welcome author Lee Kikel to speak about her father’s miraculous journey from concentration camp prisoner to Pittsburgh family man.

In the decade before his arrival in the United States in 1950, Mieczyslaw Goldman saw his home destroyed, his family torn apart, his health ruined, and nearly everyone he had ever known murdered in the death camps of the Third Reich.  His survival of the years in the ghetto and Auschwitz, his long and slow recovery, and his attainment of a somewhat normal life are miraculous.  Perhaps even more miraculous is his refusal to let his experience destroy his faith in God or his love for humanity.

Told in his own words from audio recordings he made decades later, and supplemented with his daughter’s memories of their happy life in Pittsburgh, Perseverance is a story which no reader will ever forget. 

**Special refreshments will be served and copies of the book will be available for purchase following the talk.**

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Bio: Lee Goldman Kikel grew up in the Squirrel Hill neighborhood of Pittsburgh, where her early years revolved around school and the family jewelry business.  Lee earned a BS in psychology and a master’s degree in education, then worked in the mental health field as a rehabilitation counselor.  Now retired, Lee is an avid traveler, gardener, and muscle car enthusiast. She lives in suburban Pittsburgh with her husband and son, and their two dogs, Emily and Bryce.

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Location: Whitehall Community Room
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