Monday, July 24, 2017

CVGS Program on Saturday, 29 July is "Try to Remember, Never Forget" - a Holocaust Story with Ruth Sax and Sandra Scheller.

Saturday, 29 July 2017, 1 p.m.
Special Program Meeting

“Try to Remember -- Never Forget” 
by Sandra Scheller and Ruth Goldschmiedova Sax

at Chula Vista Civic Center Branch Library Auditorium
(365 F Street, Chula Vista, Calif. 91910)

This will be a very special presentation by Holocaust survivor Ruth Goldschmiedova Sax and her daughter, Sandra Scheller.  Sandra has written her mother's biography, Try to Remember -- Never Forget.

Ruth Goldschmiedova Sax was born in 1928 in Moravia where she lived comfortably with her parents until age 11 when the Nazis invaded the country.  She was sent to a concentration camp at age 13 until she was 17.  She survived three concentration camps, facing Dr. Mengele six times at Auschwitz, and survived by making bullets at the age of 16 in Oederan, a camp that was the overflow of Flossenberg.

In the photograph above, Ruth is standing next to the dress her mother was forced to wear at Oederan every day.

Although Ruth Sax is 89 years of age, her mind is flawless as she recalls the horrific camps that she survived as a teenager, and recounts the life she lived afterwards.

After the camps, she went back to her home town and reunited with her family.  She obtained the address of a distant relative in the USA who she had enjoyed playing with as a child. Their communication was unstoppable and eventually Kurt Sax, who had migrated to America before the war, went back to marry Ruth and bring her to America.

They traveled throughout the United States by bus and, with pennies to their name, settled in San Diego and later came to beautiful Chula Vista. The Sax family owned a grocery store in San Diego but continued living and worshiping in Chula Vista. Ruthie is now a resident of Paradise Village and is busy as a holocaust survivor, speaker and educator.

Copies of the book will be available for purchase and signing by Sandra and Ruth.  It is available on Amazon Books here.

If you wish to attend, it is imperative that you register at on the Events tab.  We expect a full house in the Chula Vista Library Auditorium.  There is no charge for this event.  Refreshments will be served after the program.

A personal note:  Kurt and Ruth Sax were our neighbors in Chula Vista for over 40 years.   Linda and I have shared our lives with them, and they with us, over the years, and we knew only a part of her life story.   Ruthie's story is a horrific tale of man's depravity and evil.  Ruthie's story is the most amazing story of a person who survived and triumphed over evil, and is the most loving, generous, polite, happy and kind person I've ever known.


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1 comment:

Colleen G. Brown Pasquale said...

This sounds like a very special program. People who live in the area are fortunate that they can attend.