A Hero and Survivor of the Holocaust– Robert Hilliard and Steen Metz

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A Hero and Survivor of the Holocaust– Robert Hilliard and Steen Metz
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Date: 2/20/2017
Time: 1:00 PM TO 2:30 PM

2647 Professional Way
Naples, FL 34119

(239) 598-6153

Event Description: Join us for a three-part event titled ‘Dream Peace: Images of Holocaust Horrors and Heroes' by Sanibel-based artist Myra Roberts. The first event is an Art Gallery Opening on January 26, 2017 followed by two lectures on January 31, 2017 and February 20, 2017. Guests will hear from Robert Hilliard, a World War II veteran and hero, who helped to liberate Dachau concentration camp months after the war ended. Discovering sick and starving prisoners who were not receiving the proper help from the U.S. government or Jewish relief organizations, Hillard and a fellow GI, Edward Herman, began a letter-writing campaign to seek funds from Americans. The letters caught the attention of President Harry Truman, as well as the New York Times. In addition to Hillard’s story, guests will also hear from Steen Metz, who was deported, along with his parents, to Theresienstadt concentration camps in 1943 at the age of 7 years old. Losing his father to starvation after only six months in the camp, he and his mother were liberated in April 1945. Metz has shared his story with more than 12,000 people since October 2011. The cost to attend is $10/lecture or $15 for both lectures. To register online, visit http://www.hodges.edu/lifelonglearning/dream-peace.aspx. For more information, contact April May at amay@hodges.edu or (239) 598-6153.
Hodges University Naples Campus John White Community Room

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