Event occurred on Wednesday, August 25, 2021.
Abraham (Abe) Ross was born in his grandparents’ house in the village of Lubishchitsky, Belarus (Poland) before World War II with his parents, Sara and Jacob.
In April of 1951 the family immigrated to Cincinnati, Ohio. In 1970, Abraham married his wife, Nancy. They have two children David and Debra and four grandchildren. In 1972, Abraham earned his Doctor of Medicine. He attended University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and practiced Anesthesia.
In 2008 and 2018 Abraham visited Belarus. including towns were his family lived, Partisan Forest and Killing Sites where his family was murdered. Abraham’s mother Sara was interviewed by the USC (Spielberg) Shoah Foundation. Abraham Ross wrote The Last Witness about his mother’s experiences. Abraham Ross wrote the section lvatseviclhi in the United States Holocaust Museum’s Encyclopedia of Camps and Ghettos, 1933-1945.
Abraham decided to share his mother’s experiences over 30 years ago. He feels it is important to continue his mother’s mission of bearing witness. Abraham’s message for students today is: “In the face of overwhelming adversity, maintain hope.”
Generously sponsored by Margaret and Michael Valentine and presented in partnership with the Harriet and Kenneth Kupferberg Holocaust Center and Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage.