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The proceeds from the event will ensure the Museum can fulfill its timely mission and serve as a beacon for education about antisemitism and bigotry through the lessons of the Holocaust.

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To view our program, including the powerful conversation between Marion Ein Lewin and Emily Tisch Sussman, click below.


Event Co-Chairs Patti Askwith Kenner, Lauren Lebowitz Feldman, Kathy Gantz,
Ann Oster, Stacey Saiontz, Minna Seitelman,

and the Board of Trustees of the
Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust
cordially invite you to the annual 




A Twin Survivor's Holocaust Journey through Bergen-Belsen to America

in conversation with


Tuesday, April 9, 2024

10 AM I Optional tour of Courage to Act: Rescue in Denmark

11 AM I Reception and Silent Auction

12 PM I High Tea Luncheon

12:30 PM I Program Begins

2 PM I Optional tour of Courage to Act: Rescue in Denmark

Museum of Jewish Heritage
36 Battery Place, New York City 


Patti Askwith Kenner, Lauren Lebowitz Feldman, Kathy Gantz, Ann Oster, Stacey Saiontz, Minna Seitelman

Luncheon Committee*

Diane Schulder Abrams, Linda Adams, Nancy Adelson, Linda Altshuler, Claudine Bacher, Staci Barber, Denise Benmosche, Stefany Bergson, Rhoda Berley, Danielle Billera, Sande Breakstone, Marie Brenner, Nancy G. Brown, Elyse Butnick, Elyse Buxbaum, Debrah Lee Charatan, Ulrika Citron, Carole Cohen, Ida Cole, Eva Cooper, Iris Rainer Dart, Marcy Debson, Rosalind Devon, Madeline Dreifus, Diana Elghanayan, Amy Feilbogen, Senia Erlich Feiner, Rachel Brandeis Feldman, Tovah Feldshuh, Marian Klein Feldt, Nancy Fisher, Dr. Eva Fogelman, Jane Friedman, Mona Golabek, Joan Goldberg, Evelyn Goldfeier, Maggi Sedlis Goldstein, Sandy Greenberg, Ronnie Grossman, Laura Guttman, Celina Hecht, Shelley Erlich Holm, Lucy Horowitz, Tracey Jackson, Michele Jozoff, Jenn Kapahi, Suri Kasirer, Jurate Kazickas, Jacquleine Kempner, Alice Kulick, Susan Leavitt, Rita G. Lerner, Susan Levkoff, Marion Ein Lewin, Marilyn Lubell, Ilse Melamid, Amy Goldberg Michel, Bob & Susan Morgenthau, Gail Propp, Lois Rakoff, Dr. Julie Ratner, Ingeborg Hanna Rennert, Marilyn Rosen, Ali Rosenberg, Sabrina Rudin, Gillian Salama-Caro, Doris Schechter, Haley Schwartz, Lisa Sher-Chambers, Samantha Lerner Silverman, Regina Skyer, Jessica Spiegel, Marcy Syms, Elizabeth Szancer, Marilyn Tabak, Laurie Tisch, Michele Cohn Tocci, Linda Van Grover, Rebecca Cooper Waldman, Dr. Ruth Westheimer, and Deborah Zuckerman


*list (in formation) as of 3.25.24

Marion Ein Lewin and her twin brother Steven Hess were born on January 14, 1938, in Amsterdam, Netherlands, and are likely the last remaining twins to have survived the Holocaust. Their once-happy childhood was shattered in 1943 when they were taken, with their parents, from their home and sent to Westerbork, a Nazi transit camp. Seven months later, the family was shipped by cattle car to Bergen-Belsen. Marion and Steven, whom fellow prisoners referred to as the "little twins," clung to each other for support amid inhuman conditions.

In April 1945, the family was loaded on what is known in history as the Lost Train for a brutal 13-day journey. The train constantly stopped and rerouted due to Allied bombings. During the long delays, Karl would climb out, crawl to any nearby farm field, and return with whatever he could find to feed his family. They cooked potatoes, leaves, and grass using a Sterno stove alongside the stopped train, always ready to gather their supplies and jump back on board when it began moving again. One third of the Lost Train's passengers perished during the journey.

The family was liberated by the Soviet Army in Tröbitz, Germany on April 23, 1945, though that was only the beginning of their search for a place to call home.

After the war, Marion emigrated to America where she, her twin brother and her parents built a new life in New York City. Marion and her husband and their two children, Mark and Jon, eventually moved to Washington, DC where Marion enjoyed a successful career as a health policy analyst. Throughout her life in America, Marion has continued to educate people about her remarkable journey, serving as a living testament to human resilience in the face of unspeakable adversity. Her story stands as a poignant reminder of the atrocities of the Holocaust and the importance of preserving the memories of its victims and survivors, ensuring that such horrors are never forgotten.

Emily Tisch Sussman is the creator and host of the award-winning podcast She Pivots, a Tony-nominated producer, a Marie Claire contributor, a democratic political strategist, and mother of three. With a passion for amplifying women's voices, she shares the stories of those who have successfully pivoted in their personal and professional lives, sharing how they turned challenges into formative opportunities.

Emily created She Pivots after leaving her fast-paced job as the VP of Campaigns at the largest democratic think tank in Washington, D.C. Her pivot pushed her to confront her own idea of success without the career she thought she'd have forever. Emily is a seasoned host, having interviewed leaders and influential women including Vice President Kamala Harris, Secretary Hillary Clinton, Priyanka Chopra, Sophia Bush, and Holocaust survivors Elizabeth Bellak and Dr. Edith Eger, among others.

Emily is dedicated to championing causes that support women, education and the arts in her New York community. She is a co-owner of Gotham FC, the 2023 NWSL champions, and has produced Broadway hits including Shucked and How to Dance in Ohio. She is a founding member of her local Moms Demand Action chapter and has served on the board of the Ethical Culture Fieldston School and the Ross School. She is a member of the Artists Council at the Whitney Museum of American Art and the Director's Circle at The Church. She is a member of the New York Bar, earning her J.D. from Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law.

The Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust is New York's contribution to the global responsibility to Never Forget and a memorial to the six million. We are a place of memory and education, where the lives of those who perished in the Holocaust are honored and the unforgettable stories of survivors are kept alive for future generations. Since opening our doors in 1997, we have educated over two million visitors - including tens of thousands of students a year - about the lessons of the Holocaust and the dangers of where hate can lead. For over two decades, the Museum has worked to protect the historical record and deepen the public's understanding of Jewish history and heritage through our exhibitions, permanent collection, and public programs that reach audiences around the world.

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