Holocaust survivor and Elon grandparent George Abraham to share his story during virtual event

“Surviving the Holocaust-An Evening with George Abraham” will take place online November 5th at 7:30 pm.

Holocaust survivor George Abraham will be sharing his memories and stories with the Elon community during an upcoming event. The event will be broadcast on Facebook Live at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 5. Rabbi Mendy Minkowitz with Elon Chabad and Samantha Herbert ’22 will introduce Abraham.

Abraham was born in 1931 in Transylvania, which is now known as Romania. During the war, he was brought to the concentration camp Auschwitz by the Nazis. As the defeat of the Nazis became inevitable, they forced the prisoners to march five hundred kilometers to Mauthausen in the infamous Death March.

After being rescued by United States troops in 1945, he returned to his hometown. Abraham married and had two daughters before moving to Israel. In 1979, Abraham and his family relocated to the United States, and he currently resides in Cooper City, Florida. His granddaughter, Liat Shufilita, is a member of Elon’s Class of 2020.

The event is being co-sponsored by Chabad Elon, the Center for the Study of Religion, Culture, and Society, The College of Arts & Sciences, Elon Hillel, Truitt Center, and The Office of Cultural and Special Programs.

The Facebook Live event will be open to students, faculty, staff, and the public.