Friday, September 19, 2014 (Cocktails at 6:15 pm; Dinner at 7:00 pm) Park East Synagogue 163 E. 67th Street, New York, NY 10021 Tickets: $100; Please register online (additional sponsorship opportunities available online)
Guest Speaker: Michael Zeiger
Born in Zborov, Ukraine, Michael Zeiger fled Nazi persecution as a child and for two terrifying years, Michael, his mother, father, brother and two children whose parents were captured by the Nazis, lived in a 4-foot-deep hole under the barn of Righteous Gentile, Anton Suchinsky, where they were afraid to even light a candle.
Michael's father told stories to keep the children occupied. The quarters were so cramped, the adults could not stand. The Zeigers left the hiding place once the town was liberated by the Soviet Army in 1945.
After spending two years in a Displaced Persons camp in Germany, Michael came to the United States where he received his formal education. After obtaining an honorable discharge from the U.S. Navy (Naval Intelligence), along with his father and brother of Blessed Memory, he started the widely known company Admiral Wine Merchants.
Michael resides in Randolph, New Jersey with his wife, Rochelle. The Zeigers are the proud parents of three children and nine grandchildren.
Please join us for Shabbat Dinner as Michael shares his remarkable story of survival.
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