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Marsha Shapiro

Lido Beach, NY, USA

Modification (color/removal of text) by Sarah Cohen-Smith of Todros Geller’s From Land to Land, 1926, wood engraving.

Marsha Shapiro was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY to Holocaust surviving parents. Her Galician born mother lived under a false identity and was the only survivor in her family. Her father survived the concentration camps Auschwitz & Mauthausen. They emigrated separately to the US in 1947 and met in Brooklyn.

Marsha is a longtime member of Gesher Galicia and has been researching her family’s roots for many years. She serves as a volunteer with the Subcarpathia SIG, transcribing and indexing vital records.

In her hometown of Lido Beach, NY she is active in philanthropic causes. Marsha is a longtime volunteer with the Long Beach Polar Bears raising funds for the Make a Wish Foundation and the Long Beach Christmas Angels which aids families with financial hardships in the Long Beach area.

She is a graduate of the Fashion Institute of Technology with a Bachelor’s Degree in Textile and Apparel Marketing. She enjoyed an extensive career at Levi Strauss & Company.

Marsha Shapiro
Marsha Shapiro

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