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Surviving the Holocaust: Journey to a New World — Why the Jews? with Ken Engel

April 4, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm CDT

Ken Engel’s parents survived the Holocaust.  As a member of the Speakers Bureau of the Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota and the Dakotas/Tolerance Minnesota, the JCRC Middle East Speakers Bureau, and other platforms, he’s given hundreds of presentations to school, college, municipal, synagogue, church, military, educator, industry and private groups, clubs and organizations about the Holocaust, his parents’ experiences during World War II, Israel, Judaism, and related subjects.  He’s trained thousands of survivors, children and grandchildren of survivors, community activists and lay members on how to effectively and comfortably share their individual stories with a wide range of audiences.

Ken is Chair of CHAIM (Children of Holocaust Survivors Association in Minnesota), a Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan area 150-strong member group of children (second generation, a.k.a 2Gs), grandchild (third generation, a.k.a 3Gs), and other descendants and friends of Holocaust survivors.


He is a member of the governing Coordinating Council of Generations of the Shoah International (GSI), a U.S.-based group of Jewish leaders of Second Generation and other Holocaust-related organizations.  GSI networks and shares information and resources on the Holocaust and related issues with Holocaust survivor families, organizations and institutions worldwide via GSI’s monthly e-newsletter and on GSI’s website, 


GSI also advocates for the interests of survivors.  GSI has more than 25,000 members on six continents and is the largest Holocaust survivor family organization in the world.  His close, long-term participation in GSI — which has included speaker training and conducting educational efforts across the U.S. — has helped make him a more effective speaker on these subjects.


An attorney in private practice in downtown Minneapolis, Ken and his sweet wife live in Minneapolis’ Bryn Mawr neighborhood, and have happily welcomed their first three grandchildren — all bright and beautiful, of course!

The program is free to the public and no reservations are required. Event attendees may attend either in person at the Washington County Heritage Center or virtually on Zoom. 



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April 4, 2023
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm CDT
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Washington County Heritage Center
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Washington County Heritage Center
1862 South Greeley St
Stillwater, MN 55082 United States
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