Holocaust Remembrance Day Event: A Survivor’s Story on Yom Ha’Shoah

In recognition of Yom Ha’Shoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day), Blank Rome LLP hosted an exclusive virtual event in partnership with the Holocaust Museum LA on Thursday, April 28, 2022, from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. EDT, to bear witness to the Holocaust through the eyes of a survivor speaker who shared her story.


Holocaust survivor Engelina Billauer was born in Berlin, Germany in 1927. As a child, she experienced anti-Jewish laws and persecution. In 1938, she and her family experienced Kristallnacht. In 1942, Engelina's family was deported to Estonia, where her parents perished. Engelina and her sister stayed together and worked in labor camps throughout Estonia. In July 1944, as the Russians closed in, they were sent to Stutthof Concentration Camp in Poland. Eventually, they were liberated by British troops in Bergen Belsen in April 1945. After the war, Engelina married and settled in the United States in 1957.


The Holocaust Museum LA is the first and oldest Holocaust survivor-founded Museum in the country. The artifact-rich institution was founded in 1961 by Holocaust survivors who met in Los Angeles, each with their own personal experience and precious documents, photographs, and objects that connected them with their history, family, and friends. They believed in the importance of creating a space to commemorate their loved ones, house their precious artifacts, and educate future generations. Today, the Holocaust Museum LA continues its mission to commemorate, educate, and inspire.

Blank Rome thanks the Holocaust Museum LA for providing this program. If you would like to make a donation to help the museum continue to provide free Holocaust education and programming for students and the community, you may do so below:

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Blank Rome was formed 75 years ago by attorneys who, because of their religion, were barred from joining many established law firms. Our founders did not stand idly by in the face of discrimination, but instead stood up and took action to create a firm where people of diverse backgrounds could gather together to practice law. As anti-Semitic acts are increasing in America, our firm continues to stand against antisemitism and reaffirms our core value and founding principle—an unwavering commitment to diversity and inclusion.