Philip Bialowitz will share his amazing WWII story of  survival after escaping from Sobibor, a Nazi death camp located in Poland. One of his speaking engagements will be held at the Maidu Community Center, 1550 Maidu Dr. in Roseville, CA on March 10 at 7:30 pm.

Why are so many Holocaust survivors speaking out? Each individual story is very different, very personal. These are the last witnesses of the unspeakable events of the Holocaust. It is their duty to tell what happened. It makes such a difference to hear a first-hand account of what people did to other human beings  from someone who was actually there. It leaves a vivid picture in the mind. The survivors of World War II are rapidly disappearing. We must listen, remember and recount–especially the young people must hear these accounts from “the greatest generation.” They need to meet these people while there is still time. Max and I will certainly get to one of Mr. Bialowitz’s talks in northern California if at all possible. We suggest you check his speaking schedule and do the same.

We recently heard Ben Lesser, a survivor of three death camps, speak in Reno, Nevada, and we are forever changed. When he and Max shared their stories, Ben wanted to know more about Max, and we wanted to know more about Ben and his foundation. Following our meeting, Ben read Churchill’s Secret Agent and kindly reviewed our book on his foundation site Read more about Ben’s story at
It was amazing to see these two heroic men share with one another. We look forward to meeting Mr. Bialowitz and hearing his eye-witness account. I hope he and Max will also have the opportunity to share. Let no one believe that the Holocaust never happened.


  1. If only more understood the significance…instead of going out like domesticated pets to be euthanized, they stayed with their wild instincts, worked together and took action. We need to get Mr. Pechersky’s message out to the world, too.
    BTW, everyone must see this gracious review by the Zachor Foundation for Holocaust Remembrance:

    Love the picture of Ben Lesser and Max Ciampoli. Hopefully, many more folks will learn of their courage and perseverance in the face of incredible odds. Each, in their own way, demonstrate that one person really CAN make a difference in the world.

  2. Jim Przedzienkowski says

    This statement ‘WWII Polish death camp’ is incorrect. The Nazis established the ‘death camps’ on occupied Polish soil. They were not Polish as this statement implies. Please correct the offending remark.

    • You are absolutely right, Mr. Przedzienkowski. The intention, of course, was to indicate the location of the Nazi death camp. See my adjustment of the text in blog. We thank you for pointing that out. Best regards, Linda & Max Ciampoli

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