Posts are contributed by individual authors. The opinions are solely the authors’ and are not necessarily a reflection of the views of USC Shoah Foundation.
Blog: Through Testimony
Blog Posts by Freddie Kotek
May 5, 2016
As the son of two survivors of the Shoah and the husband of a daughter of two survivors, identifying as the Next Generation has been the essence of who I am. It is the prism through which I see and evaluate all worldly events. It was particularly my father’s life that affected me the most. He truly was a “survivor." He survived the war running for his life through Russia, Siberian labor camps and other lands in Asia.
About Freddie Kotek
Freddie Kotek is the Senior Vice President of Investment Partnership Division at Atlas Resource Partners, L.P. Kotek is the son and son-in-law of four survivors of the Holocaust and currently sits on USC Shoah Foundation’s Next Generation Council. Kotek is actively involved at Solomon Schechter Day School of Bergen County, where his three daughters graduated, and currently serves on the Board of Trustees. Through a fund set up in memory of his parents, SSDS Bergen is provided with funding for all aspects of Holocaust and genocide education. As a result of Kotek’s efforts, SSDS Bergen was the first U.S. day school to partner with USC Shoah Foundation’s educational platform IWitness.