Holocaust Survivor Paula Burger Speaks for International Holocaust Remembrance Day

DENVER, CO – Paula Burger, a World War II Holocaust survivor, will speak about her remarkable journey of survival on Wednesday, January 24 from 5:45 – 7:00pm at Kavod Senior Life in honor of International Holocaust Remembrance Day (officially January 27).

Burger, a native of Poland, survived in the forest for two years along with over 1,000 other Jews as part of the Bielski Partisans during WW II. The captivating story of hardship and triumph has been captured in the 2008 movie “Defiance” starring Daniel Craig and Liev Schreiber, where Burger is featured as a little girl.

“We are thrilled to host this event at Kavod Senior Life in partnership with the Mizel Museum in honor of International Holocaust Remembrance Day,” shares Kavod chaplain Rabbi Stephen Booth-Nadav. “It is important to honor and hear from these remaining survivors while they are still with us.”

Burger is an artist and author, capturing her experience in her book “Paula’s Widow: Papa, the Bielski Partisans and A Life Unexpected” (Burger and Jacobs, 2013). Her story was also featured on CPR in a 2013 broadcast, http://www.cpr.org/news/story/denver-woman-survived-holocaust-hiding-forest-years. Burger will also display some of her art and discuss how artistic expression has been part of her healing journey.

Kavod’s address is 22 S. Adams Street, Denver CO 80209. The event is free and complimentary street parking is available. For more details, contact Rabbi Booth-Nadav at 720.382.7836.

Event Co-Sponsor Information:

  • Kavod Senior Life serves older adults in Denver through affordable housing, wraparound support services and life enrichment activities. Visitwww.kavodseniorlife.org.
  • Mizel Museum is Denver’s only museum that addresses today’s social justice issues through the lens of Jewish history and values. Visit www.mizelmuseum.org.