21. Josh Gortler and Gigi Yellen

In this episode of Traverse Talks with Sueann Ramella, retired social worker and community leader Josh Gortler shares his story: his childhood, fleeing with his family from the Nazi Holocaust, his adolescence, in Displaced Person camps, and his adulthood, free to speak as a Jew in America. Josh gives talks to students in Northwest schools and juvenile detention centers. His memoir, Among The Remnants: Josh Gortler’s Journey, is co-written by Gigi Yellen – classical music host for NWPB. Gigi and Josh worked together for three years to ensure an accurate, interesting and educational tale about surviving, and finding hope. Gigi also shares with Sueann her own experiences and personal thoughts about growing up a Jew in America.