SCARSDALE, N.Y. – Fred Gross was three when Germany invaded his homeland of Belgium, a story he will share as the guest speaker for Westhcester Reform Temple’s annual service commemorating the Holocaust at 6:15 p.m. April 5.
The temple's Service of Responsibility urges the community to end genocide in our time.
Gross, whose son Adam is a congregant at the Scarsdale temple, documented his experience in his book, “One Step Ahead of Hitler: A Jewish Child’s Journey through France.” The former journalist interviewed his mother and two older brothers for the book, since he was too young to remember the events that would come to shape his life as an adult.
The story is as much about a little boy discovering his past as an adult as it is about escaping the clutches of Adolf Hitler and Nazi Germany, according the Westchester Reform Temple’s website.
Westchester Reform Temple is on 255 Mamaroneck Road.