Annual Community-Wide Yom HaShoah Memorial Service and Candle Lighting
Tuesday, April 18
Congregation Knesseth Israel 229 Mountain Ave., Bound Brook
Free to the community.
Guest Speakers Mark Schonwetter,
Holocaust Survivor and his daugher, Isabella Fiske.
Mark Schonwetter was a young child in Brzostek, Poland when Germany invaded and his family was forced out of their home. After his father was taken by the Gestapo, Mark fled along with his mother and sister. They spent time in a nearby ghetto and then went into hiding in the Polish countryside, where they remained for three years. By the end of the war, Mark was one of only a few surviving Jews from Brzostek.
Mark emigrated to the United States in 1961 and found work in a jewelry factory. He ultimately purchased another jewelry company and remained in the jewelry business until he retired in 2018.
Sponsor: Jewish LIFE, Institute of Holocaust and Genocide Studies at Raritan Valley Community College and Canal Walk Hadassah.