Marty Zak - Son of Holocaust Survivors
Marty Zak is a passionate Next Generation advocate for Holocaust remembrance and education. With a personal connection as the son, grandson, and nephew of Holocaust survivors, he shares their compelling stories through engaging presentations. Marty's mission is to preserve the truth about the Holocaust, combat anti-Semitism, and educate deniers. His powerful presentation, "IMAGINE," features the son of John Lennon performing the iconic song during the Ukrainian war, accompanied by impactful visuals. Marty's presentations leave a lasting impact.
Born and raised in Chicago's Rogers Park, Marty experienced his own anti-Semitic traumas. Following his parents' footsteps, who served in the Israeli Army after the Holocaust, he lived in Israel from 1973 to 1979. Married to Ruth and proud father of Renie, Marty retired after a successful 38-year career in the meat industry. Now dedicated to his role as a Next Gen, he ensures the Holocaust's memory lives on and inspires a future free from hatred and discrimination.