Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Holocaust Survivor Speaks on Saturday

Ursula Pawel, a Holocaust survivor and the author of My Child is Back! (part of the series Library of Holocaust Testimonies) will speak at BHPL this Saturday, April 4 from 2 PM to 3 PM. Ms. Pawel will recount a personal story of surviving Hitler's rise to power in 1933, the restrictions against German Jews, and ultimately the Holocaust. She spent three years in concentration and labor camps and undertook a 500-mile bicycle trek from Poland through Germany, looking for her mother after liberation.

Ursula and her grandmother in 1931.
This program is offered through the Horizons Speakers Bureau of the New Jersey Council for the Humanities, a state partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities. This program is free and open to the public. Registration is suggested; call the library at (908) 464-9333.

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