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Holocaust Survivor. Nazi Hunter. Wall Street Tycoon: The Siggi Wilzig Story
June 28, 2021 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm EDT
Discover the remarkable true story of Auschwitz survivor, Wall Street legend, and philanthropist Siegbert (Siggi) B. Wilzig in this exclusive program for members.
Wilzig’s story is the basis of author and Holocaust scholar Joshua M. Greene’s recent book, Unstoppable: Siggi B. Wilzig’s Astonishing Journey from Auschwitz Survivor and Penniless Immigrant to Wall Street Legend.
Museum of Jewish Heritage members are invited to join Greene and Wilzig’s son, Ivan Wilzig, for an intimate look at the life and legacy of Siggi Wilzig. This program will be moderated by Dr. Eva Fogelman, Pulitzer-prize nominated author, filmmaker, and psychologist who specializes in therapeutic techniques to treat generations of Holocaust survivors and related traumas.
After surviving the Auschwitz and Mauthausen concentration camps—and volunteering for the U.S. Counter Intelligence Corps to track former SS—Siegbert (Siggi) B. Wilzig arrived in America in 1947 with little money and only a grade school education. At the time of his death in 2003, he had created an empire in oil and banking with more than $4 billion in assets. Wilzig later became a lecturer on Holocaust remembrance, an outspoken opponent of Holocaust denial, and was instrumental in building the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C.