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Trauma to Triumph – The Rise of the Entrepreneur
Survivors of War Episode – 55 minutes
Panel Moderated by Eric Schurenberg of Inc. and Fast Company
An award winning documentary that profiles individuals who encountered the harshest of life’s challenges and emerged through the spirit of entrepreneurship.
After losing everyone and everything, Holocaust survivor Sam Solasz came to America and built a wildly successful family business. Even the mob couldn’t stop him.
A Native-American who volunteered for Vietnam as a Marine. While suffering from PTSD, alcoholism and devastating family challenges he built casket to bury himself in. That resulted in creating a casket company.
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Dynamic Panel Discussion featuring:
Moderator — Eric Schurenberg
CEO of Mansueto Ventures/Inc. and Fast Company Media Properties.
Son of Sam Solasz and Vice President of Master Purveyor
At 82, the youngest Auschwitz survivor and a practicing therapist.
West Point graduate as Lieutenant and an Engineer Officer. Served in Iraq and founded Milk Money Kitchens providing facility and business services to food startups in NY.
Served as a brigadier general in the United States Army and was the highest-ranking psychiatrist. Former Commissioner of NYC Dept. of Veteran’s Services.
The evening is brought to you by the Solasz family in loving memory of Sam Solasz, along with The Blue Card – Assisting Holocaust Survivors in Need.
In November the series will be widely distributed to PBS stations and air on the WORLD Channel.
Produced by Nan and Harold Klein of TELETIME VIDEO and traumatotriumphfilms.com with appreciation to Steve Mariotti.