The Holocaust Survivor Band featuring Saul Dreier will perform on International Holocaust Remembrance Day on Tuesday.
The free community-wide event is slated to start at 7 p.m. at the Chabad UF Jewish Student and Community Center (2021 NW 5th Ave.) and will music, entertainment, and refreshments.
Dreier — born in 1925 in Poland — saw his youth in Krakow come to a quick halt in 1939 with the start of World War II, when the life of Jewish people turned into the Holocaust nightmare.
He spent years in the concentration camps, where his passion for music was the key to his survival.
Dreier was liberated by the US Army at the end of the war and lived in Italy for a few years. Once he moved to the United States, he met his wife and began a business.
At 97 years of age, he is the founder of the Holocaust Survivor Band. He runs concerts and speaks to audiences around the world.
For more information or to help sponsor the event, contact Rabbi Berl Goldman at Rabbi@JewishGator.com or call 352-336-5877.
To RSVP to the event, visit the Lubavitch Chabad website.