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Bearing Witness: Tosia Schneider
October 30, 2016 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pmFree
Holocaust survivor Tosia Schneider tells her remarkable story of survival during the Holocaust.
Personal reminiscences of a young girl growing up in pre-WWII Poland and struggling to survive during the Nazi occupation. The gradual changes from an idyllic childhood with a loving family to the inferno of Nazi ghettoes and labor camps. The book is the realization of the author’s mother’s last plea: to survive to tell the world. When the labor camp was finally liberated by the Soviet army, Tosia was the only survivor of her family. The sixteen-year old survivor now struggles to return to normalcy and prepare for the future, but can never forget the horrors of the past. The book chronicles her valiant attempts to acquire an education in Europe and the United States, her home since 1949. This book fulfills her mother’s last wish and is also an accounting of her remarkable achievement of rebuilding a family in a free country.