Staten Island Holocaust Survivor Stories

November 17, 2019    
2:00 pm

Please join us with speaker Shira Stoll

Shira Stoll will present her Emmy award-winning documentary as well as Arthuer Spielman, a Holocaust survivor. The documentary is titled “Where Life Leads You”, the story of ten survivors. She will show parts of her documentary and do a question and answer session. Light refreshments will be served.

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About Shira Stoll

Shira Stoll is an award-winning video producer and journalist at the Staten Island Advance newspaper, covering human interest and news stories in New York City. She receives her master’s degree in video journalism and bachelor’s degree in photography from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University.

For the past two years, Stoll has been interviewing and recording the stories of 15 Holocaust survivors who live on Staten Island. Her film, Where Life Leads You, won a 2019 New York Emmy award and a 2019 Associated Press First Place Video award. The film also premiered on PBS, reaching more than 82,000 viewers in 2 days. The work is being used as a guide to teach students in the District 31 Public Schools and Catholic Schools on Staten Island the personal testimonies of the Holocaust.

You can see the stories of the survivors here, including Arthur Spielman who will be in attendance: