WUMC is honored to host special guest and Holocaust survivor Steve Adler on February 11 at 11:30AM. This event is free and open to the public.
Mr. Adler was born in Berlin in 1930 to a middle-class Jewish family. When he was seven, anti-Jewish laws forced Steve out of his neighborhood school and into a private Jewish school. Conditions for Jews in Germany continued to deteriorate, and eventually Steve’s father was jailed during Kristallnacht in November 1938. In 1939, Steve joined a Kindertransport (children’s transport) to England, and he arrived there speaking only one sentence in English. Miraculously, Steve was reunited with his parents and brother in 1940 in London, and they immigrated to the United States.
During his presentation, Mr. Adler will share his personal story of survival, and offer insights from his experiences as a member of the Board of Directors of the World Federation of Jewish Child Survivors of the Holocaust. Steve lives in North Seattle and is an active member of the Holocaust Center’s Speakers Bureau, sharing his story with thousands of students and audience members each year. He is deeply passionate about using his experiences, and the lessons of history, to implore listeners to use tolerance to combat hatred in their own communities.
All are welcome to come hear from Steve Adler on February 11. Snacks will be provided beginning at 11:15, and he will speak starting at 11:30. Childcare will be available. Check out and share the Holocaust Center’s link to the event here, and contact Pat Naumann (email@example.com) with any questions.