Marion Blumenthal Lazan
Marion Blumenthal Lazan, author and lecturer, was born in Bremen, Germany, and arrived in the United States at age 13, three years after the end of World War II. Because of her inability to speak English, Marion was placed in the 4th grade with 9 year olds. Through perseverance and determination, she was able to be graduated 5 years later at age 18 from Peoria Central High School in Illinois, ranking 8th in a class of 267 students. Marion attended Bradley University on a scholarship. In her adult life, Marion worked in the medical field, and did volunteer work and community service.
Marion began speaking publicly about her Holocaust experiences in 1979; her memoir, Four Perfect Pebbles, was published in 1996. Upwards of one million students and adults in schools, organizations, and houses of worship in 38 states, Germany, Holland, Israel, and the UK have personally heard Marion share her story, and messages of tolerance and respect.
Mrs. Lazan gives a moving, first hand account of the Blumenthal family's life from events preceding Kristallnach, to imprisonment in Nazi concentration camps, and finally, to liberation. She asks her audiences to be tolerant of others and not stereotype individuals based on religious belief, color of the skin, or national origin. She stresses the importance of positive thinking as well as creativity and inner strength to overcome adversity. Mrs. Lazan warns her listeners to be true to themselves, and not blindly follow a leader.
Marion is a New York State Senate Woman of Distinction. She received the Louis E. Yavner Citizen Award from the New York State Board of Regents for her outrach to schools, religious groups, and civic organizations throughout the United States and abroad.
Marion Blumenthal Lazan lives with her husband Nathaniel in Hewlett, New York. They have 3 married children, 9 beautiful grandchildren, and 2 magnificent great-granddaughters.
Four Perfect Pebbles
- A Holocaust Story
- By: Lila Perl, Marion Blumenthal Lazan
- Narrated by: Cheryl Stern, A. C. Fellner
- Length: 2 hrs and 34 mins
If she could find four perfect pebbles of almost exactly the same size and shape, it meant that her family would remain whole. Mama and papa and she and Albert would survive Bergen-Belsen....
A Wonderful/Terrible Story
- By EmilyA on 10-20-11
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