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Holocaust survivor to speak

Posted: November 5, 2010 10:45 p.m.
Updated: November 6, 2010 4:30 a.m.

Philip Bialowitz, one of eight living survivors of the infamous Nazi death camp Sobibór, will visit Chabad of SCV on Nov. 17 to share his experience and journey since escaping from the camp.

Sobibór claimed the lives of an estimated 250,000 between 1942 and 1943. There, Bialowitz joined a small group of Jewish prisoners who overpowered their captors and freed some 200 of the camp’s 600 slave laborers.

For the past 20 years, Bialowitz has lectured across North America and Europe to promote the importance of mutual respect among people of different beliefs.

He has testified at several war -rimes trials. Bialowitz’s memoir, “A Promise at Sobibór: A Jewish Boy’s Story of Revolt and Survival in Nazi-Occupied Poland,” has been published in English and in Polish.

In 2008, Bialowitz was interviewed extensively for the forthcoming documentary, “Hidden Holocaust at Sobibór.”

The talk will take place Nov. 17 at 7:30 p.m. at Chabad of SCV, 23120 W. Lyons Ave. Suite 19 in Newhall. Advanced tickets are $18 and cost $20 at the door. Students are free.

RSVP at or call (661) 254-3434.


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