Cafe Ohev: Marcia Kritzler-Egeland and her Mother’s Story of Survival
Millie Kritzler came to the States in 1941 knowing no one but the other refugee children who were her companions on the Serpa Pinto. With the help of others, she built a new life in Kansas City. Come hear her story of loss, hope and love at Cafe Ohev, Sunday, April 23, 2017.
My mother, Millie Kritzler, was a longtime member of Ohev Sholom and its Sisterhood. She came to the States as a 12 year old in 1941 with the help of The American Friends Service Committee (Quakers) and several other organizations.
Her story, however, starts long before that. In 1939, her parents, Hildegunde and Simon Straahs, made the difficult decision to send her into the arms of strangers so that she would have the possibility of surviving the horror that Hitler brought to Europe. She survived because of their foresight and courage.
About Cafe Ohev
9:30 a.m. – Services
10:00 a.m. – Gourmet Breakfast ($7.00)
10:30 a.m. – Presentation
As always, the Cafe Ohev presentation will include a gourmet breakfast, and time for discussion afterwards. Join us for this stimulating and informative program. Please contact the Ohev office, no later than Wednesday April 19, if you plan to attend.