David Zajac was born in Paris, France. He was only four years old when the war began; he learned that his father had been killed at Auschwitz at this incredibly young age. While at the Gurs internment camp, the French Underground arranged for David and his mother and brother to be hidden at a farm in Central France until liberation. In 1949, David immigrated to the U.S. where he ultimately received his degree in chemistry. Having faced much adversity in his life, David is the epitome of a survivor.
David will be joined by his daughter and granddaughters for a multi-generational conversation.
This event is in collaboration with UJA’s Community Initiative for Holocaust Survivors (CIHS).
UJA Young Leaders Third Generation Holocaust Survivors & Supporters
Olivia Briffault and Josh Housman
Bobby Abrams, Gila Akselrad, Dana Albalancy, Jessica Baron, Jes Berman, Michelle Bernstein, Amy Bielory, Natasha Birnbaum, Rachel Chasky, Emma Del Sol, Cory Doliner, Jacob Elyachar, Natalie Epelman, Jana Felberbaum, Emily Finkelstein, Shayna Freiseleben, Danielle Friedman, Leor Ginzburg, Craig Goldwasser, Shay Grayevsky, Jason Grunfeld, Peter Haas, Michela Rose Hendell, Jeremy Hoffman, Natalya Izquierdo, Elizabeth Kamens, Sara Kaplan, Jordana Karger, Rachel Kleinhandler, Caleb Koffler, Nicole Krassner, Steven Murray, Romy Oltuski, Danielle Orenshein, Jenny Redston, Adam Searles, Andrea Simon, Elizabeth Simons, Nicole Slaine, Yaffa Solemanzadeh, Lily Sommer, Jordan Spak, Donna Spievak, Danielle Stadler, Kara Studwell, Ali Unger, Adrian Varga, David Wachs, Deborah Watman, Julia Welch, Alyssa Wolf
Third Generation Holocaust Survivors & Supporters (Third Gen) offers meaningful, year-round programming for grandchildren of Holocaust survivors as well as other young professionals who are passionate about Holocaust remembrance and education.
Community Initiative for Holocaust Survivors (CIHS)
Staci Barber, Patti Kenner, Carol Levin, Lynne Wolitzer
Long Island Chairs
Myra and Harry Wagner
CIHS Leadership Committee
Renee Preisler Barasch, Ruth Brause, Caryn Bukiet, Joel and Ulrika Citron, Robert de Rothschild, Camille Dunst, Sheri Feigen, Karen Friedman, Barbara and Oliver Goldstein, Bennett Golub, Alyssa Greenberg, Linda Jesselson, Barry Kaplan, Karen Kasner, Judy Kaufthal, Nancy Petschek Kohn, Jeane Kraines, Liz Lange, Sandy Lenger, Shelly Lipman, Gabriella Major, Arlene Mark, Patti Mayrock, Amy Goldberg Michel, Lori Moore, Barry Moss, Suzanne Peck, Joseph and Karen Rafalowicz, Denise Rosenberg, David Russekoff, Stacey Saiontz, Jodi Schwartz, Minna Seitelman, Jane Slotin, Judy Stern, Carol S. Weisman, Vivian Zelter, Gary Zimmerman