Book Launch: L’Chaim the exceptional life of Chaim Sztajer by his daughter, Malka Zylbersztajn. To be launched by Professor Andrew Markus, Pratt Foundation Research Chair of Jewish Civilisation, Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia.
Chaim’s story begins pre-war Czestochowa, Poland where poverty and antisemitism are an everyday struggle surpassed only by the strength and love of Chaim’s tightknit religious family.
Malka reveals Chaim’s horrific experiences of his world destroyed by the Holocaust, and the unimaginable horrors of the Treblinka death camp. The story continues beyond World War II, as Chaim rebuilds his life; first in Israel, and then Australia.
L’Chaim… is a testament not only of survival in the face of unspeakable horror and adversity, but a life able to start again and thrive.