Join us for an inspirational evening at ETC
SUNDAY, MARCH 3 at 7:00 PM

"My Soul is Filled with Joy" with Author, Karen Treiger 

Sam Goldberg escaped the Treblinka Death Camp during the prisoner revolt on August 2, 1943.  Running to the woods, he met Esther, who was hiding there.  For another year until liberation, they hid together in barns and in a pit in the forest. The author, married to Sam and Esther’s son, uncovers details of their wartime experiences and she travels, together with her family to Poland to see the Shtetl Stoczek and the farming village of Bagatele.  While in Poland, they meet the families of the Righteous Gentiles who helped Sam and Esther survive. The dead of Poland speak loudly from the ashes, but the living find new voices.  The author and her family meet the Polish Jews of today and hear the stories of those who are finding a way to be Jewish in Poland after the fall of communism.  The author listens to these many voices and finds her own in the process. 

This is a story of hope, love and determination; of a family rediscovering the path taken by their parents to find life and freedom in a new world.


About the Author

Karen Treiger retired from her law practice in 2015 to research and write her in-laws’ story of survival during the Holocaust.  She graduated from New York University Law School in 1988, where she served as Editor-in-Chief of the Law Review.  She lives in Seattle and is an accomplished and dynamic speaker.  She is a member of the Seattle Holocaust Center Speakers’ Bureau.

Lecture is Free and all are welcome.