The Honey Girl of Auschwitz Comes to Fountain Hills

Top Pick February 19, 2023 Fountain Hills $15.00 - $100.00
Work will set you free sign at the entrance to Auschwitz
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The community is invited to the Chabad Edelman Jewish Center to hear Esther Basch’s personal recount of her harrowing experience in the Auschwitz death camps. Esther Basch is a 94-year-old resident of Prescott. She is one of the few remaining Holocaust survivors living in Arizona. 

Esther has been dubbed “the Honey Girl of Auschwitz.” Her unique story tells a journey of horrific atrocities and the beauty of forgiveness. Esther’s powerful story captivates audiences of all kinds. She shares her genetic, universal love of humankind, that helped her survive her own nightmare, in a poignant way to motivate others. 

Basch grew up in Czechoslovakia and was sent to Auschwitz in a cattle car on her 16th birthday. After she met Max, one of the American soldiers who liberated her camp, she was motivated to tell her story about forgiveness of the Nazis. Since that time, Basch has given public talks nationwide, which led to the production of The Honey Girl Documentary enabling her to tell her story globally. Esther has turned her personal commitment to forgiveness into a public act, hoping to transform society on issues of hate and prejudice. 

Esther will be sharing her vital message with the greater Fountain Hills Community. Organizers have expressed their great excitement for this historic event. “As the Holocaust wanes in our collective memory and many survivors pass on, it is so important to amplify and preserve the firsthand recounts of survivors,” said Rabbi Mendy Lipskier. The event will surely bring an added awareness to the many forms of hate experienced in our society and will have great educational value to the Fountain Hills community. 

For more information, please call (480) 795-6292.

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Sunday, February 19, 2023, 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Chabad of Fountain Hills
16830 E Ave of the Fountains
Fountain Hills, AZ 85268
$15.00 in advance
$20.00 at the door
$100.00 evening sponsor (VIP seating)

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