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Branded on My Arm and in My Soul
Branded on My Arm and in My Soul
A Holocaust Memoir

~ by Abraham W. Landau

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Abe Landau's near-idyllic life growing up in Poland in the 1920s and '30s came to an abrupt end in 1940 when the town's Jewish families were rounded up and transported to a ghetto. The following year, an SS man burst into Abe's home, grabbed him and threw him into the back of a truck bound for a labor camp. The sight of his mother chasing the truck and falling beneath the spray of machine-gun fire would be his final image of her or of anyone in his immediate family. Abe spent the next five years in labor and concentration camps - a slave for the Nazi machine committed to exterminating him and millions of other Jews. He emerged from the nightmare a man of faith and endurance. Starting anew in the United States, Abe rebuilt his life as a tailor, cantor, activist, and founder of the Holocaust Memorial in New Bedford, Massachusetts.

• Hard Cover $55.00
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• 144 pages
• 7.25” x 10”
• 140+ photos

• Hear Audio Excerpts from Abe Landau Interviews.>>

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Holocaust Education

Annual Holocaust Memorial Observance
Yom HaShoah
with Guest Speaker John Saunders

Memorial Service and Candle-Lighting Ceremony
6:15 PM
Holocaust Monument, Buttonwood Park
(Hawthorn Street and Rockdale Avenue, New Bedford)

Memorial Program
7:00 PM
Holocaust Survivor John Saunders

Tifereth Israel Congregation
(145 Brownell Avenue, New Bedford)

Dr. John SaundersDr. John Saunders, born Ignacy Silberherz in Poland in 1925, is a Holocaust survivor who will speak about his struggle to survive genocide and persecution. Dr. Saunders escaped from Auschwitz, was recaptured, survived Birkenau and Mauthausen concentration camps and a face-to-face encounter with Auschwitz’s “Angel of Death,” Dr. Joseph Mengele. He assumed the identity of a Polish Catholic during the war after a Gestapo officer mistakenly identified him this way. This and many other “miracles” helped him survive the horrors of the Holocaust.

Dr. Saunders immigrated to the United States in 1950 and graduated from Tufts School of Dental Medicine soon after. Dr. Saunders ran a successful prosthodontics practice in Boston.

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Coordinated by the Holocaust Education and Memorial Committee of the Jewish Federation of Greater New Bedford in cooperation with:

  • The City of New Bedford
  • Tifereth Israel Congregation
  • Church Women United of Greater New Bedford
  • National Council of Jewish Women New Bedford Section
  • Jewish War Veterans, Post 154
  • Inter–Church Council of Greater New Bedford
  • Interfaith Office — Diocese of Fall River
  • Center for Jewish Culture at UMass Dartmouth

Student creative projects are on display
at Tifereth Israel Congregation.



Amir Cohen
Executive Director

Michelle Poirier


(508) 997-7471