Sel Hubert, who was was a young school boy in Germany during Kristallnacht, will talk about his family’s experiences this Sunday at Congregation Sons of Israel in Briarcliff Manor. His audience will be students from the synagogue’s religious school, but the wider community is invited to hear and join in. The talk begins at 930 a.m. CSI is at 1666 Pleasantville Road.
Hubert lives in New Rochelle and is a board member at the Holocaust and Human Rights Center. He is a on the list of its speakers’ bureau and here is a description of his story:
“Sel Hubert was born in Germany and was 10 years old when he was beaten and kicked out of school. He experienced “Kristallnacht”, which took place on Nov. 9th & 10th, 1938, when the Nazis burned synagogues, vandalized Jewish homes and businesses, and the first mass arrests of Jewish men and boys took place. His home was ransacked and his father arrested and taken to Dachau concentration camp. In December 1938, he was evicted from his hometown and in July 1939 he left on a Kindertransport from Munich to England. He never saw his parents again. In England, he lived with three different families and in a hostel until Feb. 1945 at which time he immigrated to the USA. He then served in the US Air Force for one year.”
In March he spoke at CCNY, and part of it is posted on YouTube.