Events

Michel Jeruchim survived the Holocaust because his parents were able to arrange for his safety in France through a network of saviors who transported and hid Jewish children after the Vichy government began to round up and deport Jews in 1942. He was 5 years old when he saw his parents for the last time. In his recently published book, Out of the Shadows: A Memoir, Survival in Nazi-Occupied France and Making a Life in America, he painstakingly reconstructs his early years as a hidden child, living with a Catholic family in the French countryside, separated from his two siblings–and then the drama of reconnecting with them after the war and the transformation of building their lives in the U.S.

Upcoming Events:

Michel Jeruchim: Surviving Nazi-Occupied France and Making a Life in America Online

Date:Thursday, October 29, 2020Time:7:00pm – 9:00pm

Online:This is an online event

URL: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_2ChKZiHfQa-6Fq5Wf5IRTw

Author Michel Jeruchim will be with us to talk about his new book Out of the Shadows: A Memoir, Survival in Nazi-Occupied France and Making a Life in America.  The Jeruchim family was living in Paris when the Nazis invaded France  in 1940.  When the roundup of Jews living in the area started in 1942, Michel and his siblings were hidden; Michel with a Catholic family in Normandy.  His parents attempted to escape, but were caught and sent to Auschwitz.  Michel and his siblings eventually immigrated to the United States.  He has been interviewed by the US Holocaust Museum where the suitcase that he used to come to America is in their collection.

Past Events :

  • ZOOM TALK – Wednesday, July 22 from 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Michel Jeruchim, “Out of the Shadows: Survival in Nazi-Occupied France and Making a Life in America.”
  • Sunday, May 17, 1:00 PM, Schuylkill Valley Journal/Green Lane/Manayunk . Brownian Motion for People, A Reading – Essay adapted from Out of the Shadows. Reading in celebration of Spring Issue of The Schuylkill Valley Journal,  where the essay will be published – open to the public.
  • Tuesday, May 12, 7:30 PM, Tredyffrin Library, 582 Upper Gulph Rd, Wayne, PA · (610) 688-7092. Michel will present Out of the Shadows, accompanied by a Power Point presentation with many illustrations.
  • Saturday, April 11, time is TBD but around Mid-Day, Society Hill Synagogue, 418-426 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, PA. Michel will present Out of the Shadows, accompanied by a Power Point presentation with many illustrations.
  • Wednesday, April 1st, at 7 PM, Swarthmore Public Library, . Michel will present Out of the Shadows, accompanied by a Power Point presentation with many illustrations.
  • Friday, March 13, 10:30 AM,  Temple/OLLI Center City in Philadelphia.  Michel will present Out of the Shadows, accompanied by a Power Point presentation with many illustrations.