Join Holocaust Museum Houston's young professionals group, NEXTGen, for a Virtual Brunch with Holocaust Survivor Bill Orlin. Between 1939 and 1945, Bill and his family lived on the run. Bill, the eldest son of Sender and Sonia Orlinski, was seven years old when German troops invaded Poland and occupied his hometown of Brok. The Jewish residents were forcibly marched to Ostrow Mazowiecki, about 50 miles northwest of Warsaw.
The forced march, although terrifying at the time, may have saved the family’s lives. Once Bill and his family were in Soviet-controlled Poland, they continued their eastward journey into the Soviet interior, where they remained in relative safety for the rest of WWII. When Germany invaded the USSR in June 1941 the family “ran,” recalls Bill. Although the family was together, life was tremendously difficult, suffering from hunger and malnutrition for the next several years.
NEXTGen encourages guests to support their favorite local restaurant by ordering brunch and then joining us virtually via Zoom. Guests will receive a private Zoom link, so advance registration is required. This virtual event is free for NEXTGen members. Guests from the general public may also attend by making a donation of their choice to ensure NEXTGen can continue offering these educational experiences. For more information, please contact Rocio Rubio, Corporate Relations Officer, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
NEXTGen is the Museum’s affinity group for young professionals ages 21-45 who share a common passion for the Museum and its mission. The goal of NEXTGen is to inspire young professionals to be Upstanders, people who stand up for social change, human rights and community progress. If you would like to become a NEXTGen member, please visit hmh.org/NEXTGen.