Orthodox Jewish Forum

of Highland Park / Edison


My Four Parents… Rebuilding Life After the Holocaust

The Orthodox Forum of Edison/Highland Park presents Miriam Dobin, Author of “I am Because of You”, Saturday, February 11, 8:00 pm at Congregation Etz Ahaim. Her mother, Olga was ten weeks shy of forty-eight years old when she was born and her father, Morris was fifty six. When she was a young child, her mother fell ill. Her aunt and uncle took her in and raised her as if she were their own. In essence, she had four parents. Upon the death of her beloved aunt, Miriam promised herself that the time had come to write the family history. Her task took her deep into the family records and halfway around the world to the places where her parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins lived before they were imprisoned in Nazi concentration camps and where almost all of them were killed.

Miriam Dobin is married with three children and resides in Highland Park. She graduated Yeshiva University Stern College for Women with a dual degree in Early Childhood and Elementary Education and received her certification as Teacher of the Handicapped from Kean University. She has taught Holocaust studies to middle school students and is deeply committed to furthering knowledge of this period in history. This event is open to the community, free of charge.







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