Tucson Jewish Museum & Holocaust Center
On January 8th, Ruth Finkel Wade presented to the general public, including Holocaust survivors and their grown children, at the Tucson Jewish Museum & Holocaust Center (TJMHC). In the audience sat Holocaust survivor Sidney Finkel, Ruth’s father. He proudly watched his daughter speak about his hardships growing up during the Holocaust and its impact later on him and their relationship. The TJMHC docent and descendant of survivors Evie Varady commented during the Q&A that the writers of our book wove the stories of their parents seamlessly into their own lived experience. Ruth’s father who had published his own memoir and presents widely about his experience remarked that he never thought there would be interest in the Second Generation’s perspective. Sidney was more than glad to be proved wrong: the audience of close to sixty was the biggest turnout he had ever seen for a TJMHC program.
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