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PMJA 2020: A Conversation With Connecticut Holocaust Survivor Rabbi Philip Lazowski

Mar 6, 2020

Aired live January 3, 2019

When Rabbi Philip Lazowski was just eleven years old, Nazis invaded his hometown and began the mass slaughter of Jewish residents.

This hour we sit down with Rabbi Lazowski, a Holocaust survivor and longtime leader in the Greater Hartford Jewish community, to hear his story. After witnessing one of the worst sides of humanity, how did he maintain his faith and find the strength to help others?

And last year, Connecticut passed legislation requiring Holocaust and genocide education for students in the state. A professor from the University of Hartford will join us to talk about why it is important for young people to learn about this dark chapter in modern history.

GUESTS: 

  • Rabbi Philip Lazowski - Holocaust survivor and Connecticut resident. He was Rabbi of Beth Hillel Synagogue in Bloomfield for 45 years, and is currently Chaplain for the State Senate. His autobiography is Faith and Destiny.
  • Avinoam Patt - Professor of Modern Jewish History at University of Hartford; Director of the Holocaust Education and Resource Outreach (HERO) Center