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The Honey Girl of Auschwitz: A Conversation With Esther Basch

November 20, 2023 @ 7:00 pm

Chabad of the Flathead Valley is pleased to bring Esther Basch to NW Montana. Esther Basch is a 95-year-old Holocaust survivor resolving to lead a life of love and forgiveness. On Esther’s 16th birthday, she was placed in a cattle car and traveled to Auschwitz concentration camp. She feels it is her mission to spread messages of how to live one’s life, overcoming hatred with resilience, grace, dignity, love and forgiveness by sharing her personal story of survival. Esther feels strongly to let people know the horrors she went through so that future generations will make sure it will never happen again.

Esther travels the country speaking about not just the tragedy of her experience during World War II, but also the triumph of her survival and the happiness she’s found in life. She is guided by core lessons she learned from her parents as a child, do well, love everyone, forgive and think positively. 

Basch lives in Prescott Arizona with her daughter Rachel Turet. She continues to dedicate herself to serving the community by watching children on Sundays at a local church, speaking with elementary schools, rehab centers and religious organizations about her journey and forgiveness. In her spare time, she is working with others on a film documentary currently being completed called Honey Girl to share her experiences.

To purchase tickets or learn more, visit wachholzcollegecenter.org.

McClaren Hall, Wachholz College Center
795 Grandview Drive
Kalispell, MT 59901