St. Catharine-St. Margaret Parish, Spring Lake, will host a presentation by Holocaust survivor Luna Kaufman April 7 at 2 p.m. in the St. Margaret Parish worship site located at 300 Ludlow Ave.
While a 12-year-old Jewish girl in Krakow, Poland, Kaufman and her family were arrested by Nazi soldiers and sent to a concentration camp. She and her mother were sold as slave laborers and relocated to the camp in Leipzig, Germany, to work in a munitions factory. When Allied forces freed the prisoners in 1945, she learned her father and sister had been killed in another camp.
Kaufman went on to earn a university degree, marry and move to Israel before settling in Watchung. She raised a family of three children and became active in community and state projects while sharing the story of her imprisonment.
In the late 1970s, Kaufman befriended Sister Rose Thering at Seton Hall University, South Orange, and the two collaborated to form a course study for interdenominational education, which became The Sister Rose Thering Fund for Education in Jewish-Christian Studies. Kaufman, a tireless champion of Jewish-Christian understanding, was honored by the university in 2017 as their Lifetime Messenger of Peace.
There is no charge for the event; a free-will offering will be accepted. Light refreshments will be served following the talk. St. Margaret Church is handicapped accessible.
For further information, call the rectory office at 732-449-5765.[[In-content Ad]]