A Conversation with Holocaust Survivor Albert Farhy
The first of our “Elizabeth Sylvian Memorial Lectures,” which address issues related to the Holocaust, including lessons still to be learned and implications for the 21st century. This program also marks the 85th anniversary of Kristallnacht, the “night of broken glass,” the organized pogrom against Jews in Nazi Germany.
Albert Farhy was born in Sofia, Bulgaria. At the age of 13, he was forced into a ghetto then almost sent to a concentration camp, before Bulgarian officials stepped in to prevent his deportation. Albert will discuss topics including his life before and during the Holocaust, and his rescue at the hands of the Bulgarian officials. He will also recount stories about the presence of music in his life, as his father was once a musician, who played the violin and was involved with the Jewish Symphony of Bulgaria.
Your support enables us to continue our work and expand our reach with more programs like this. The recommended donation for this event is $10, but registration is free and cost should not be a barrier to attendance. There will be an option to donate when reserving your ticket, or if you’d prefer to donate directly through the Holocaust Center’s website at hcofpgh.org.
Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh’s annual Kristallnacht program is generously supported by Edgar Snyder.