At Congregation Beth Emeth (CBE), HAZAK is a congenial group for all interested adults of an uncertain age who want to continue to grow their Jewish and World understanding in a friendly and welcoming environment. HAZAK members do not need to be CBE members.
At the March 15 Hazak meeting, Dr. Harry A. Butowsky will talk about his new book “I Survived: My Name is Yitzkhak.”
The book tells the very personal story of Yitzkhak Neiman, who was a Polish Jew, and how he survived the war through years of amazing hardship and courage.
At the start of the war, he left his village of Czuczewicze in Poland and for the next four years Mr. Neiman served in both the Russian and Polish armies. He was forced into work camps and had to struggle for food every day. After the war he and his new wife trekked across Eastern Europe and ended up in a Refugee camp in Austria.
In 1951, they immigrated to the United States. The book is based on the conversations between Yitzkhah and Dr. Butowsky from 1974-1975. Copies of the book are available at the CBE Giftshop, and will be available through the giftshop the day of the event.
Harry Butowsky, a CBE member since 1979, retired in 2012 from the National Park Service in Washington D.C. where he worked as an historian and manager for the National Park Service History e-Library web site. He is the author of World War II in the Pacific, a National Historic Landmark Study, six other Landmark Studies as well as sixty articles on military, labor, science and constitutional history. Dr. Butowsky teaches History of World War I and World War II at George Mason University. His Ph.D. is from the University of Illinois.