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Author Kurt Wallach Presents “Heroes of the Past”

November 11, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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In honor of Veteran’s Day, we are proud to welcome US Navy veteran, Holocaust survivor, and author Kurt Wallach as a speaker at River Garden Hebrew Home on Sunday, November 11th at 2:00 p.m. Kurt was born to a Jewish family in Magdeburg, Germany in 1926. His father’s outspoken criticisms of the Nazi party made the family a target for execution, and they were forced to flee to Holland and later, America. During the height of World War II, Kurt enlisted in the U.S. Navy and took part in the invasion of Okinawa.
Mr. Wallach’s presentation, “Heroes of the Past” will highlight the tragic events of World War II through the lens of his family’s personal struggle to survive. He offers a reminder of the unparalleled hardships brought on by Hitler’s rise to power, and of the strength required to triumph over Nazi oppression.
Mr. Wallach is currently a successful businessman and the author of six books. In recognition of his efforts in spreading education about the Holocaust, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum awarded him its Gold Medal.
Books will be available for purchase; all proceeds will go to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.
Dessert reception to follow. Please RSVP by November 5th to Laura Platzer at lplatzer@rivergarden.org or 886-8429.


November 11, 2018
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm


Cohen Auditorium on the River Garden Campus
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