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Dr. Sidney Winawer, born in 1931 and raised in Brooklyn in an immigrant family, comes from a distinguished lineage which can be traced to the first Winawer in 1700s Warsaw. A family man, athlete, and polymath with myriad interests, Sid catapulted his medical career into an international crusade for cancer prevention, chairing national and international colon cancer guidelines committees that introduced screening colonoscopy and polyp detection.
Life on the Line
Born January 14, 1951, in Chernovtsy, Ukraine, Alan has truly achieved the American Dream. Raised in an atmosphere still traumatized by World War II, dedicated to education and self-improvement in a communist land short on opportunity, Alan decided to brave the unknown and lead his family to America. Despite great obstacles, with dogged perseverance and self-belief, Alan paved his own unique road to success. Alan’s story is an American Story.
Little Princess & Blond Angel
Raised in different Italian cities, Elisa and Gustavo were forced to brave hardships and trauma with the onset of World War II. Hunger, violence, and the Nazi presence tested their families' resolve. Following the war, Gustavo, a sergeant in the Italian Air Force, met a kindred spirit in Elisa, a hairdresser in her family salon. The two married and began their adventure by emigrating to New Jersey. Today, they enjoy their retirement surrounded by generations of family.
Building a Life
Stephen Eisner, born in 1932 in Prague, Czechoslovakia, lived an idyllic youth until the Nazis invaded in 1939 and uprooted his family. A daring escape by train, the London Blitzkrieg, and passage down the U-boat-riddled Atlantic followed. Once in New York, Stephen seized the opportunity to build a life: serving in the US military, becoming an expert skier, achieving great success as a New York City construction manager and family man.
Young in Heart and Mind
Born November 28, 1928, in Brooklyn, New York, Estelle is a formidable firecracker of a woman, the kind of person who walks into the room and lightens it up with her beauty, wit, kindness, and can-do attitude. After growing up poor during the Depression, she married the love of her life. Together they founded a jewelry business that their grandchildren now run. This is the rags to riches memoir of a great woman whose strength, positivity, and loving spirit led her to achieve the American Dream.
The Doctor from Brooklyn
Born in 1928, Victor grew up in the humble streets of Depression-era Brooklyn. He and his brothers were raised by their mother in an intellectual milieu and valued learning, hard work, and joy. Following medical school, Victor served his country as a doctor at Leavenworth Federal Prison where he befriended Machine Gun Kelly, and later became a world-class gastroenterologist famed for his innovation and patient-centered care and kindness. He is a proud husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather.