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One Ta­ble Café speaker sur­vived con­cen­tra­tion camps

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PRINCE­TON » Sol Lurie breathes life into his­tory Fri­day as guest speaker for Trin­ity Church’s One Ta­ble Café

Lurie, a Lithua­nian Jew, sur­vived six Nazi con­cen­tra­tion camps from June 1941-April 1945.

His en­try into the Nazi geno­cide war machin­ery oc­curred as an 11-year-old when he and fam­ily mem­bers were rounded up and sent to the Kovno ghetto in Lithua­nia.

Lurie, now 87 and re­sid­ing in Mon­roe, en­dured 1,388 days im­pris­oned in con­cen­tra­tion camps, in­clud­ing Ger­many’s in­fa­mous Auschwitz-Birke­nau com­plex.

His tor­tur­ous in­car­cer­a­tion in­volved a death march to Buchen­wald, the site of nearly 56,000 Jewish deaths.

Lurie, has noted that he “out­lived Hitler.”

Trin­ity Church hosts One Ta­ble Café on the third Fri­day of each month as a Prince­ton-area restau­rant pro­vides a meal that fea­tures a “pay what you can” for­mat.

Read about Lurie’s life jour­ney in Sun­day’s Tren­to­nian.

PHOTO SUB­MIT­TED BY BETH EL GIBOR

Sol Lurie, a Nazi con­cen­tra­tion camp sur­vivor, tells his story of strug­gle, strength and tri­umph tonight at Trin­ity Church’s One Ta­ble Café.

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