Visiting Holocaust Survivor Lecture

Steven Hess, a New York resident, and Holocaust educator will tell his personal story of survival. Steven and his twin sister Marion were born in Amsterdam on January 14, 1938. Their parents, Ilse and Karl, fled Germany two years earlier believing that Holland would provide a safe haven. With the invasion by the Nazis in May 1940, however, hope for a neutral Holland was shattered.

In mid-1943, Steven's family was taken to Westerbork, a Dutch transit camp that served as a gateway to Auschwitz, Theresienstadt and Bergen Belsen. The following February they were sent to Bergen Belsen. Steven and Marion, then seven years old, were among very few children to stay alive.

Join us for this important evening in which we will witness the story of one survivor and reaffirm our commitment that genocide should never happen again.

Wednesday, April 3 at 7:00pm to 8:00pm

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