An Evening with Holocaust Survivor Leon Malmed at Petaluma Community Center (Aired: November 15, 2019)

An Evening with Holocaust Survivor Leon Malmed
Petaluma Community Center
Tuesday, November 19, 2019 @ 6:00 pm

Hear Leon Malmed’s story of him and his sister Rachel’s escape from the Holocaust in Occupied France. When their father and mother were arrested in 1942, their courageous and heroic French neighbors volunteered to watch their children until they returned. Leon’s parents were taken first to Drancy, then to Auschwitz-Birkenau, and they never returned. Meanwhile, their downstairs neighbors, Henri and Suzanne Ribouleau, gave the children a home and family and sheltered them through subsequent roundups, threats, air raids, and the war’s privations. The courage, sympathy, and dedication of the Ribouleaus and others stand in strong contrast to the collaborations and moral weakness of many of the French authorities.

Leon and Rachel came to America after the war, but always kept their strongest ties to “Papa Henri and Maman Suzanne,” who were honored as “Righteous Among the Nations” by Yad Vashem in 1977. Leon bares his soul in this narrative of love and courage, set against a backdrop of tragedy, fear, injustice, prejudice, and the greatest moral outrage of the modern era. It is a story of goodness triumphing once more over evil.

A special 15 min. video presentation of Leon’s story will be shown.

Signed copies of Leon Malmed’s book will be available for sale after the presentation.

$20 Advance
$25 at the door
Preferred Seating & VIP Meet & Greet:
$100 for 2, $180 for 4

Petaluma Community Center
320 North McDowell Boulevard
Petaluma, CA 94954

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