Marianne Richter was 13 when the Nazis came to her hometown of Budapest, Hungary. Through a combination of luck and wits, she and her mother survived separation and starvation; they managed to dodge deadly “selections” and deportation to concentration camps. She has graciously offered to share her story of survival, followed by moderated Q&A. She especially invites our students who are now about the age she was during World War II.
Marianne went into medicine as did her fellow survivor husband Dr. Robert Richter. She was a pediatrician with the L.A. County Health Department for twenty-two years. She is the happy mother of two (including long time Sholemite Judy Richter,) grandmother of five, and great-grandmother of one (so far.)
Note: This event is taking place during the period known as the Days of Remembrance by the general Jewish Community. We at Sholem tend to emphasize the resistance, symbolized by the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising of April 19, 1943.
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Holocaust Survivor Story:
Dr. Marianne Richter
Sunday, April 11, 2021
11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. (PST)
Marianne at age 11