Immediate: October 25, 2016
Garden City, NY – Nassau Community College will present the program First One In, Last One Out: Auschwitz Survivor 31321 on Tuesday, November 8 at 2:30 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room of the College Center Building. During the program, Marilyn Shimon — niece of Holocaust survivor Murray Scheinberg and author of First One In, Last One Out: Auschwitz Survivor 31321 — describes stories from her uncle's six years in concentration camps during World War II.
When Marilyn Shimon visited her uncle Murray Scheinberg, she saw his 31321 tattoo and listened to his stories of the Holocaust. In First One In, Last One Out: Auschwitz Survivor 31321, she resurrects his stories of six hellish years in Nazi concentration camps during World War II. In 1940, he was one of the first to enter Auschwitz; years later, he was one of the last to escape Dachau. This memoir of survival symbolizes man's determination to live no matter the odds.
Marilyn Shimon is a Holocaust educator who has lectured extensively at Holocaust museums and to groups of all ages. A retired schoolteacher, Shimon is an alumna of Georgetown, NYU and Hofstra universities. The mayor of Jerusalem recognized her for her work as a volunteer soldier in the Yom Kippur War. Serving as a translator for the Israel Ministry of Defense, she was involved in meetings leading up to the Camp David Accords.
For more information about First One In, Last One Out: Auschwitz Survivor 31321, which is free, open to the public and accessible to the disabled, call Professor Sally Drucker at 516.572.7185 x-2-5667. This event is co-sponsored by the NCC Jewish Project and the Creative Writing Program.
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