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Columbia: Holocaust – Child Experimentation Survivor

April 25, 2017 @ 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Sami Steigmann was born in 1939 in the city of Czernowitz which was then a part of Romania. He was taken as a one year old baby and imprisoned with his family in a Nazi camp in Mogilev Podolski (Ukraine) from 1941 to 1944. At the time, most children his age were immediately killed, however, some were kept alive for medical experimentations. Sami was one these infant prisoners that was forcefully subjected to medical experiments, but against all odds, survived due to his will to live and inner strength. After years of Nazi cruelty, his family finally was liberated when the Red Army liberated their camp, after which they were relocated Transylvania, before moving to Israel in 1961.

Sami served in the Israeli Air Force and later became an accountant as a profession. Living between Israel and the United States, Mr. Steigmann continued to face difficulties such as being homeless in New York City for a portion of his life.

Today, Sami Steigmann shares his truly inspiring story and message of survival. He spends his time educating the next generations about the horrors of the Holocaust and helps empower others with his positive approach to life.

He will be coming for Yom Hashoah at Columbia University. It is sad, but there not many Holocaust survivors alive today. We are the last generation to be able experience the first hand stories of these heroes.

This event will be open to Columbia University students only (ID required). If you are not a CU student please email SSIColumbiaU@gmail.com for a limited spot to attend this event.



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