Joel Poremba

In My Own Words – Joel Poremba

Who: Joel Poremba, son of Holocaust Survivor Nathan Poremba and author of My Name is Staszek Surdel, will tell the story of his father’s improbable survival during the Holocaust.

When: Wednesday, March 23, 2022 3:00 EST

Where: Virtual, Zoom


Joel PorembaJoin us for an In My Own Words program with Joel Poremba, son of Holocaust survivor, Nathan Poremba.

Joel was stunned after hearing his father’s story for the first time while sharing his testimony with USC Shoah Foundation for their Visual History Archive in 1998. It took another 21 years and an inspiring trip to Israel for Joel to finally watch his father’s full recorded testimony.  Joel subsequently interviewed his father about the details of his Holocaust survival and authored a book to ensure his story was never forgotten.

“My Name Is Staszek Surdel” explores Nathan Poremba’s life and survival in Poland before, during, and after the war.

Staszel Surdel

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Mar 23 2022


3:00 pm


Holocaust Center
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