Author of ‘Schindler’s Listed: The Search for My Father’s Lost Gold’ to speak at Congregation B’nai Chaim in Murrieta

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MURRIETA – The community is invited to Congregation B’nai Chaim, 29500 Via Princessa in Murrieta, Sunday, Sept. 15, at 3 p.m. to meet author Mark Biederman as he shares his life story of growing up with parents who both survived the Holocaust. Biederman discovered his father was on Oskar Schindler’s list on a trip to trace his parents’ history and discovered the extraordinary and harrowing details that pieced together their puzzle of survival.

The event is open to the public, and the admission is $10 per person which can be paid at the door. The author will have his book available for purchase. Attendees must RSVP to (951) 677-7350 or email No one will be admitted without an RSVP.

Mark Biederman’s book, “Schindler’s Listed: The Search for my Father’s Lost Gold” is the story of the author’s 20-year quest to find gold coins which his father’s family buried in their backyard in Poland just before being deported by the Nazis into concentration camps. His father survived the war but died when the author was a teenager, leaving him only with the knowledge that he had buried coins somewhere in Poland, and no information about his family. During his quest, Biederman uncovers many interesting and disturbing facts about his father and mother and their families, such as the fact that his father was the third person on Oskar Schindler’s list, had a chance meeting with Adolf Hitler and that his mother was selected as a cook for the infamous Dr. Josef Mengele. The book details the author’s quest to unearth his family’s past and his father’s treasure and continues with his parent’s amazing postwar years in Europe and their eventual arrival in North America.

Congregation B’nai Chaim is a full-service independent Conservative Jewish synagogue serving the Temecula Valley, drawing people of all ages and backgrounds including interfaith families. They serve families from south Riverside area, Lake Elsinore, Sun City, Romoland, Menifee, Perris, Hemet, Wildomar, Murrieta, Temecula and north San Diego county areas. For more information, visit or call (951) 677-7350.

Submitted by Congregation B’nai Chaim.