The Ruth Exhibit

The South Bay Historical Society oversees the Chula Vista Heritage Museum, located inside the Chula Vista Public Library (Central Location) at 365 F Street. Each year, SBHS unveils a new museum exhibit in January. We are pleased to announce that in January 2020 we will feature RUTH: Remember Us The Holocaust.

Ruth Goldschmidova Sax was a Holocaust survivor who immigrated to the United States after her horrific experiences. She settled with her husband in Chula Vista, California. The exhibit, as told through artifacts and photos, tells the history of the Holocaust through the eyes of Ruth along with other survivors who chose the South Bay as their home. Survivor stories include Kurt Sax, Max Weinstock, Ona Yufe, Lilla Hecht, Salomón Schlosser, Ursula Israelski, Sydney Wapner and Renee Haber Vogel. The history of Temple Beth Shalom, which started the late 1950s, as well as Chabad of Chula Vista will be included.

The exhibit is curated by Sax’s daughter, Sandra Scheller who has written a book, helped create a documentary and is well-established as a speaker and local Holocaust historian.

Opening Day is Sunday, January 12, 2020.

We will have a Bagel Brunch Fundraiser at 12 noon inside the Chula Vista Public Library.

Tickets are $50 per person.

Thereafter, we will open the exhibit with a talk by Sandra Scheller and show the documentary Try To Remember Never Forget. To get tickets for this most meaningful event, use the Contact page and let us know!

Chula Vista Public Library Auditorium

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