Young Israel Shomrai Emunah and Kemp Mill Synagogue Present
the 41st annual Yom HaShoah v'Haguvurah Program featuring
Mrs. Irma Wertheim Pretsfelder is a German-born Holocaust survivor, born in 1926. She and her family endured increasing persecutions during the rise of Hitler, starting in 1933. After traumatic experiences during and after Kristallnacht, Mrs. Pretsfelder emigrated to England with her parents, leaving close relatives behind who subsequently perished. Their English wartime experience included labor on rural farms for extremely low wages and internment on the Isle of Man. Her father, already in failing health, died at age 54, after hearing the news of his only son's death in the American army in 1945. Mrs. Pretsfelder and her mother immigrated to the US soon after the war. Mrs. Pretsfelder met and married her husband, Louis Pretsfelder in Baltimore and they raised their family there.
Dvar Torah by Rabbi Dovid Rosenbaum
"Generations" Candle Lighting Ceremony
Sunday, April 11, 2021, 7:30 pm