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Am Yisrael Chai - Courage and Compassion

A powerful and unforgettable event

Almost 1,000 people attended our annual event to hear Holocaust survivor, Human Rights Lawyer, and judge at the International Court of Justice in The Hague, Thomas Buergenthal.

Click on the video below to watch the entire program

Watch International Bar Association interview with Thomas Buergenthal that was conducted by award-winning former CNN journalist Todd Benjamin.

This year, Am Yisrael Chai! presents

"Courage and Compassion"
A Lucky Child Survives Auschwitz


One of the youngest child survivors of Auschwitz

Irwin Cotler

Thomas Buergenthal was born in Lubochna, Czechoslovakia in 1934. He and his parents fled to Poland where they were forced into the Kielce ghetto. He survived the ghetto and a labor camp from where they were deported to Auschwitz. He is one of the youngest survivors of Auschwitz, despite the fact that it was most unusual and unlikely for a child to survive Auschwitz. He also survived one of the infamous and treacherous death marches. He was liberated by the Soviets from the Sachsenhausen concentration camp in April 1945. He immigrated to the United States in 1951. He is a Human Rights Lawyer, a judge at the International Court of Justice in The Hague and a Law Professor at George Washington University.

Sunday, January 24th, 2016

Exhibit: 6:30pm
Courage and Compassion Program: 7:00 -8:30pm
Venue: Westin Atlanta Perimeter North Hotel
7 Concourse Pkwy, Sandy Springs, GA 30328
Coffee and Book signing

Thank you for your interest in the courage and compassion Holocaust remembrance event. We are sorry but the event has sold out. Due to security and fire hazards no additional people are able to signup or attend. We hope to have a video of the event will be on line within a week of the event. Please save the date for next year's event January 29, 2017.

This message is a reminder for guests to arrive early due to the anticipated number of people attending the Courage and Compassion event. Due to recent events we will have security staff checking bags and police officers monitoring the event in order to maintain safety and security for all. The doors will open beginning at 5:30pm and the exhibit will be available for viewing during this time prior to the program.

To preorder a signed copy of Thomas Buergenthal's book: A Lucky Child, or for more information, please contact us at amyisraelchaiatlanta@gmail.com

"While I do believe that I survived the Holocaust in order to devote my life to the protection of human rights, I believe that, having survived, I have an obligation to try to do all I can to spare others, wherever they might be, from suffering a fate similar to that of the victims of the Holocaust."
-Thomas Buergenthal