On Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020,the story will be shared of a World War II Holocaust survivor who came to Chandler in 1962 to work in a local diamond manufacturing facility. “Death and Diamonds: The Story of Samuel Soldinger,” will be presented at 10:30 a.m. on Feb. 29 at the Chandler Museum, 300 S. Chandler Village Drive.
Born into a Jewish family in Poland in 1924, Samuel Soldinger found himself and his family confined to the Krakow Ghetto after the Germans invaded. While everyone around him died, Soldinger survived the Holocaust working in Oskar Schindler’s factory. After the war he learned to cut diamonds and moved to New York City. In 1962, Soldinger arrived in Chandler to manage the new Harry Winston diamond processing plant on Pecos Road. Chandler Museum Collections Coordinator Nate Meyers will share Soldinger’s dramatic