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Holocaust Remembrance: Memoirs of a Holocaust Survivor Ruth Goldschmiedova Sax

January 8, 2022 @ 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Try to Remember—Never Forget: Memoirs of Holocaust Survivor Ruth Goldschmiedova Sax

January is Holocaust Remembrance month. The Claremont Forum Bookshop will be hosting a special event on January 8, 2022 from 1 PM to 4 PM.

Meet Author Sandra Scheller

Sandra Scheller’s mother, Ruth was sent to Auschwitz, along with her family, when she was 10 years old. She shares her mother’s experiences in her book “Try to Remember-Never Forget”

She brings the dress her grandmother wore the entire time she was in a concentration camp: a black dress that was repeatedly painted with an “X” by the Nazis. This powerful historical artifact brings the experience of Ruth and her family alive.

Sandra Scheller writes about her mother’s harrowing experiences during World War II and how she ultimately found love and happiness in America.

David Beck Brown | The Departure

We also will be showcasing the work of artist David Beck-Brown. Beck-Brown is an artist and author who has painted haunting portraits of victims of the Holocaust. This gallery of “lost faces” is a powerful way to remember those who were both lost to the Holocaust and those who survived.

About the Author

Sandra Schellers artistic life includes creating, repairing, designing costumes and clothing for film, theater, and the famous Martha Beckets Amargosa Opera House near Death Valley, CA. Her designing and sewing skills came from her mom along with flamenco costume designer Vera Ray in the United States. She assists Vilen Golovko of The Flying Cranes aerial ballet and trapeze for over 19 years, with acts in Cirque Du Soleil and Ringling Brothers Circus, China, Germany and Russia. Numerous CD music covers include Sandra’s photography including Los Romeros and Ninel Novikova. She worked 9 years at the Cirque De Soleil as a technician in wardrobe, coached and was head of the wardrobe for Cirque Du Monde, wrote and performed a solo show at the Amargoso Opera House entitled If These Walls Could Talk and was nominated as the Artist of the Year in the stage of Nevada 2010. She graduated from San Diego State University and received her teaching credentialing from UCLA. 

She is married, has raised 2 boys and now assists with the needs of her Mom, a job and responsibility that takes priority over everything. Sandra asked her mom is she was comfortable talking about her concentration camp experience, since it was not talked about as a child growing up in the Sax household. Her work in documenting her Mothers life story is noting short of miraculous because she was able to understand first hand about Ruth’s childhood while teaching us to NEVER FORGET. The book has received the IUNIVERSE editors choice award, the Gayle Mc Candliss Literacy Award 2017, Multicultural Motion Pictures Association 2017-2018 author/documentary award, Readers Favorite Five star award, recognition from President Barack Obama and the CIA, Honorable Minister of Culture and Education Ms. Kadis in Cyprus, in Cyprus School curriculum in Nicosia as well as the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Washington DC. 

Meet Author Sandra Scheller

Ruth Goldschmiedova Sax


January 8, 2022
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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