Past Event

Deborah Strobin and Ilie Wacs: An Uncommon Journey

Wed, Feb 27 2013 - 6:30pm

Deborah Strobin and Ilie Wacs: An Uncommon Journey

Deborah Strobin, Philanthropist; Co-author, An Uncommon Journey
Ilie Wacs, Fashion Designer; Artist; Co-author, An Uncommon Journey
Colleen Wilcox, Educator; Member, Commonwealth Club Board of Governors - Moderator

Strobin and her brother Wacs fled from Nazi Austria to the Shanghai Jewish ghetto. Hear their story of escape from Vienna to Shanghai to the U.S. during World War II and the ultimately uplifting tale of survival as seen through the eyes of two children with their different memories of the period that shaped their lives. Today, Strobin is a well-known San Francisco philanthropist, and Wacs is a highly successful fashion designer and prominent artist. Join these two as they tell their remarkable story and put a spotlight on a piece of Holocaust history that's not widely known.

Location: Schultz Cultural Hall, Oshman Family JCC, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto
Time: 6 p.m. check-in, 6:30 p.m. program, 7:30 p.m. book signing
Cost: $15 standard, $10 members, $5 students (With valid ID) 
Also know: Part ofthe Good Lit Series, underwritten by The Bernard Osher Foundation. In association with the Oshman Family JCC.