2017-12-06 / Local News

Glick family donates Torah to museum

A special donation from
Nella Distenfeld Glick
(second from right), a
Holocaust survivor, and
her son Eli Glick (right)
was made to the
Raab/Goodwin Museum.
During the Holocaust,
Nella’s family knew they
had to evade the Nazis
and leave their home.
Her father asked a
Christian neighbor if he
could safeguard the
family’s religious objects.
The man’s brother
moved into the Distenfeld
home and took care of
the religious texts, including two Torahs. The Distenfeld house and
the religious objects were found safe after the war. After her father
passed away, the Torah was passed down to Nella’s late husband
Myer and then to son Eli and kept in the family to preserve for future
generations. Joining the Glicks at the presentation were JCRC Israel
and Holocaust Education Fellow Aaron Sauer and Raab/Goodwin
Steering Committee Chair Renee Siegel.A special donation from Nella Distenfeld Glick (second from right), a Holocaust survivor, and her son Eli Glick (right) was made to the Raab/Goodwin Museum. During the Holocaust, Nella’s family knew they had to evade the Nazis and leave their home. Her father asked a Christian neighbor if he could safeguard the family’s religious objects. The man’s brother moved into the Distenfeld home and took care of the religious texts, including two Torahs. The Distenfeld house and the religious objects were found safe after the war. After her father passed away, the Torah was passed down to Nella’s late husband Myer and then to son Eli and kept in the family to preserve for future generations. Joining the Glicks at the presentation were JCRC Israel and Holocaust Education Fellow Aaron Sauer and Raab/Goodwin Steering Committee Chair Renee Siegel.

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