Two family members describe living throughout the war in the heart of the Third Reich.
March 17, 2003 GENEVA, N.Y.—”Survival in the Shadows: A Holocaust Story” will be presented at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, March 24, at St. Stephen’s Roman Catholic Church in Geneva. Ellen and Erich Arndt will tell their story of survival during the Second World War. The book telling their story, “Survival in the Shadows: Seven Jews Hidden in Hitler’s Berlin,” by Barbara Lovenheim (Wayne State Univ. Press, 2003) premiered in London and Berlin in March 2002 to great acclaim. When Russian soldiers liberated the city in April of 1945 they discovered the largest known group of Jews to have lived throughout the war in the heart of the Third Reich. The Arndts will tell their story of being the largest family within that group to survive in hiding in Hitler’s Berlin for the entire war.
This lecture is the second of three in “The Freedom Series,” co-sponsored by the Geneva Human Rights Commission, the Geneva Area Interfaith Council, the Human Rights and Genocide Forum of Hobart & William Smith Colleges, and the Center for Holocaust Awareness & Information of the Jewish Community Federation of Greater Rochester. The entire series is funded through a Nathan A. Meyer Scholarship provided by the Anti-Defamation League of B'nai B'rith.
Admission is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided. For more information call Dan Hennessy at (315) 789-8069.
The event was announced in the March 21 Finger Lakes Times.