Stories Survive: Mark Schonwetter

Thursday, Apr 8, 2021

This event was held on 4/8/21

Thursday, April 8, 2021
2:00 pm ET
Live on Zoom, Free with Suggested Donation, Registration Required

Mark Schonwetter was a young child in Brzostek, Poland when Germany invaded and his family was forced out of their home. After his father was taken by the Gestapo, Mark fled along with his mother and sister. They spent time in a nearby ghetto and then went into hiding in the Polish countryside, where they remained for three years. By the end of the war, Mark was one of only a few surviving Jews from Brzostek.

Mark emigrated to the United States in 1961 and found work in a jewelry factory. He ultimately purchased another jewelry company and remained in the jewelry business until he retired in 2018.

Join Mark and his daughter Ann Arnold, author of Together: A Journey for Survival, in commemoration of Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day), for this program exploring Mark’s story of courage and compassion.

Ways to Watch

The event will stream live on Zoom. Registration is Required. Free with $10 Suggested Donation.

This “Stories Survive” program is presented by the Museum of Jewish Heritage in partnership with the National Museum of American Jewish History