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JAHA is delighted to welcome Judah Samet to share his story of survival. Born in 1938 in Debrecen, Hungary, to Orthodox Jewish parents, Samet was deported with his family to Bergen-Belsen. They survived a harrowing 10 months in the camp, and were liberated in 1945. After the war, Samet’s father died of typhoid, and the family settled in Israel. There, Samet completed high school and served in the Israeli army. In the 1960s, Samet moved to the United States, where he married a woman from Pittsburgh. He also survived the shooting at the Tree of Life synagogue, having arrived a few minutes late for Saturday services.

This free presentation is part of educational programming associated with the current temporary exhibition, Deadly Medicine: Creating the Master Race, which is currently on loan from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. JAHA gratefully acknowledges the Blanche Beerman Holocaust Museum Fund at the Community Foundation for the Alleghenies for making the exhibition possible.

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