During his chilling tale of suffering and survival, Polish-born Michael Zeiger thanked the non-Jewish man most people in his hometown of Zborow considered the “village fool” for risking his own life to give the Zeiger family shelter from the Nazis during World War II.
Speaking before an audience of nearly 1,000 at the City of Newark’s 30th Annual Holocaust Remembrance on May 2 at the Robert Treat Hotel, Zeiger saluted Anton Suchinski, who faced grave danger for hiding Jews in a small bunker beneath his barn.
Click here to read the entire article, which was written by Robert Wiener and appeared in the May 11 issue of NJ Jewish News.
Zeiger is a member of the Advisory Council for the Sister Rose Thering Fund for Education in Jewish-Christian Studies at Seton Hall University. The Fund is a community-outreach program of Seton Hall's Jewish-Christian studies graduate program. Its mission is to advance the legacy of Sister Rose Thering by fostering understanding and cooperation among Jews, Christians, and people of other religious traditions through advocacy and education.
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