Strobin and Wacs: Escaping from Nazi-Occupied Austria
Commonwealth Club - SF Club Office
Deborah Strobin and Ilie Wacs share their startling tale of triumph. Strobin and her brother Wacs fled from Nazi Austria to the Shanghai Jewish ghetto. Hear their story of escape from Vienna to Shanghai to the U.S. during World War II and the ultimately uplifting tale of survival as seen through the eyes of two children with their different memories of the period that shaped their lives. Today, Strobin is a well-known San Francisco philanthropist, and Wacs is a highly successful fashion designer and prominent artist. Join these two as they tell their remarkable story and put a spotlight on a piece of Holocaust history that's not widely known.