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My Soul is Filled with Joy: A Holocaust Story

Sunday, May 22 | 11:00am-12:30pm | At the Holocaust Center for Humanity

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The award winning book, My Soul is Filled with Joy, tells how Sam and Esther Goldberg met in the Polish forest – just outside of the Treblinka Death Camp. It was August 3, 1943, just one day after Sam escaped the camp during a prisoner uprising. With 870,000 murdered at Treblinka, Sam was one of approximately 65 to survive and live until the end of the war. Esther had been hiding in that patch of forest for a year and was out that morning, looking for mushrooms to eat. They met and after hearing of the prisoner revolt, she took him to the Righteous Gentiles who, at great danger to themselves, helped to hide them until they were liberated by the Red Army in July of 1944.

Local author Karen Treiger, is Sam and Esther’s daughter-in-law. Karen Treiger retired from her law practice in 2015 to research and write her in-laws’ story of survival during the Holocaust.  She graduated from New York University Law School, with honors, in 1988, where she served as Editor-in-Chief of the Law Review.  She lives in Seattle and is an accomplished and dynamic speaker. Karen has presented at many Continuing Legal Education Conferences, community events, and is a member of the Holocaust Center's Speakers Bureau.