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Holocaust Remembrance Service at Alverno College

March 10, 2014

Holocaust Survivor Walter Reed will tell is powerful story of survival on Wednesday April 2 @ Noon in Pitman Theatre at Alverno College. Talk back to follow.

Born in 1924, Walter Reed grew up in one of 26 Jewish families in a farming village of about 1,000 people. During Kristallnacht in November 1938, when Nazi stormtroopers looted Jewish businesses and burned synagogues, Reed and his family were confronted by the brown shirts: “One morning, there was a loud knock on our front door of our house, and a bunch of brown-shirted (Nazi) party members were out there with a truck, and they yelled ‘Raus! Raus!’ ‘Raus’ in German means ‘get the hell out,’ ” he said. “They grabbed my dad and me, put us on the truck and took us to the nearby county (jail). Reed spent five days in a jail cell before being released due to his youth, but his father was sent to Dachau.

Please join us for a very powerful hour.

The event is free and open to the public.

School groups are encouraged to come. No reservations are necessary but groups of 10 or more should call to ensure seats. (See contact information below)

For more information please call or email Sue DaBaco at 414-382-6475 or sue.dabaco@alverno.edu

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