At our monthly Stories Survive Speaker Series, hear a Holocaust survivor, WWII veteran, teacher, or descendant of a survivor share their life story in their own words.
Jack Jaglom was born in Bialystok, Poland, to Jewish parents. When he was twelve, World War II began and his family fled to Lithuania. There they secured visas, issued by Chiune Sugihara, through Russia to Japan before traveling to Bombay, India. Though Jack’s family was able to obtain transit visas through Iraq to Palestine, the Anglo-Iraqi War prevented them from entering Iraq. They stayed in Bombay where Jack attended and graduated from a Jesuit high school. After the war, Jack, then nineteen, moved to California. The rest of his family immigrated to Palestine.
Free; advance registration recommended