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Speaker Series: Ruth Zimbler

November 8, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Ruth Zimbler was born in Vienna, Austria in 1928. Ruth and her brother Walter watched the destruction of the largest synagogue in Vienna from their apartment on November 10, 1938 during Kristallnacht. Ruth and Walter were on the first Kindertransport out of Vienna in December 1938. Their father, who worked for the Jewish Kultusgemeinde, facilitated the journey. Their destination was den Haag in Holland. Ruth and her family eventually made it to New York in late 1939.

Free with admission to museum.


November 8, 2015
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Museum of Jewish Heritage
36 Battery Place
New York, NY 10280 United States
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