The Zamzam Story - Survivors and Reunions

Summary of the 2006 Reunion

Zamzam survivors began holding reunions in 1991, fifty years after the sinking.  In 2006 a sixth reunion was held August 4 - 6 in New Jersey, marking 65 years since the Zamzam's sinking.  Fifteen survivors were in attendance.  Now in their nineties, only two of those fifteen had been adults in 1941, the others being children then.

The 2006 gathering totaled 47 persons, including survivors, spouses, children, grandchildren, and other family members, plus a few interested friends.  They came from Brazil, Canada, and the following states: Pennsylvania, Oklahoma, Missouri, Colorado, Illinois, New Jersey, Florida, Texas, and California.

Survivors at 2006 reunion

As of November 1, 2006, there were 33 known Zamzam survivors still living.  (In addition, there were two survivors who were in the womb on the Zamzam.)   A twice-yearly newsletter keeps survivors in touch with each other. Some live as far away as Tasmania and Belgium, besides Brazil and Canada and within the United States.

Zamzam survivors at the first reunion, 1991