Event occurred on Wednesday, December 29, 2021.
Judith Rapport shares the story of her grandfather Judge Walter Wertheim during the Holocaust and his legacy. Walter recalled the event of Kristallnacht and his journey alone from his home in Monchengladbach, Germany to England on the Kindertransport. He was able to reunite with his father in the United States. Once in America, he graduated high school at 16 and enlisted in the army gaining citizenship through service. Walter went on to settle in Cleveland, OH serving as an administrative law judge and having three children, 7 grandchildren, and 2 great grandchildren. Walter felt strongly about educating about the Holocaust and preventing hate in the modern world. Judith Rapport is a social worker in foster care and adoption using her passion for working with families and children.
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.