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OG Westchester Weekly Speaker Program

Tuesday, August 09, 2022  11:00am  12:00pm


The Old Guard of Westchester is a not-for-profit organization, with roots that go back to 1954.  Old Guard members are residents of Westchester County and neighboring communities.  We are retired or semi-retired men who had careers such as businessmen, lawyers, doctors, managers, financiers, writers, teachers, and communication specialists.

We meet every Tuesday at the Westchester Society for Ethical Culture building in White Plains to socialize and listen to guest speakers on topics including local, regional and national social issues, economic and political topics, medicine and other science related subjects. Our programs are available to the public in person and via ZOOM Virtual Meetings.  For information regarding attendance at a specific event, and for ZOOM meeting information, please contact us via the following link Program Information

You can find more general information about our organization at following link - Old Guard of Westchester


This Week's Program:    

Survival of the Holocaust

This Week's Speaker:      

Paul Galan

Speaker Affiliation:         

Co-President & Member of Board of Trustees

Holocaust Museum & Study Center

Rockland Community College


Location     Westchester Society for Ethical Culture, 7 Saxon Woods Road, White Plains, NY and via ZOOM Meetings
Extra Info    Paul Galan, a native of the former Czechoslovakia, survived the Holocaust with his family through a series of unusual circumstances and a great deal of good luck. Mr. Galen immigrated to the United States as a teenager with his parents in 1951. After college at CCNY, he spent his working career in New York's film industry as a highly recognized Director of documentary television programs for ABC News and independent broadcast groups. Since his retirement in 2006, he has been disseminating the memory and legacy of the Holocaust by sharing his own story of survival during this dark period of history.