Roslyn Franken

Ideal for your next corporate, faith-based, student, cancer group or community event.

In her multi-media presentation based on her acclaimed book, MEANT TO BE, Roslyn Franken, reveals the remarkable true story of her parents as two unlikely survivors of World War II who find enduring love against all odds.

Her father survived the Nagasaki atomic bomb as a Prisoner of War in Japan. Her mother survived the concentration camps of Nazi Europe. When diagnosed with cancer at 29, Roslyn quickly turned to her parents' experiences and NEVER GIVE UP attitude as inspiration in her own fight to beat cancer and become a long-term survivor.

How did Roslyn's parents survive their captivity? How did they meet? What did Roslyn learn from her parents in facing her own fight for survival that can help us all live better lives? The answers to all these questions and more are what make up Roslyn's powerful presentation of MEANT TO BE.


Let your audience experience Roslyn's engaging combination of masterful storytelling with a variety of audio-visual elements. These include photos, live music, video clips of a Gemini-award nominated television documentary about her parents' extraordinary lives plus much more. These original elements add tremendous impact and intrigue for a truly unique and memorable audience experience.

Roslyn is also available for book signing events immediately following her presentation.

"I would like to thank you, Roslyn, for your presentation about your book, MEANT TO BE. It was one of the most profound presentations and stories we have had the pleasure of at our meetings in the past 36 years and the first to receive a standing ovation."

~ Robert Nemchin, Vice President, Capital Business Association

"Roslyn Franken's presentation of her book, MEANT TO BE, was breathtaking! From the moment she began telling her parents' story, the entire audience was completely captivated. The entire room was filled with tears, laughter, gasps, and sighs as they hung on her every word...This is such a powerful story everyone needs to hear!!

~ Russell O. McKee III, Pastor, Harvester United Methodist Church, Florida

Roslyn, what an amazing story on such an important topic, and one that should be shared with all! Your presentation was emotionally charged, uplifting and you presented in a manner that was both entertaining and inspiring. Your ability to connect to a variety of personalities, cultures, and ages is a true gift and you would be a huge asset to ANY group who is looking for an amazing, one-of-a-kind speaker."

~ Rabbi Mendy Yarmush, Chabad Wiregrass, Florida

"Roslyn Franken's presentation was an evening filled with emotion and inspiration...The whole audience laughed and cried as Roslyn, using a multi-media approach including music, took us half way around the world and back while giving us a rare and very personal glimpse into the lives of her parents. With Roslyn as our guide, we went from tragedy to triumph as she shared valuable insights taught to her by her parents."

~Stephen Schneiderman, Executive Director The Bess and Moe Greenberg Family Hillel Lodge, Ontario

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