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Holocaust Speaker Series: Ruth Barnett
January 20, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Holocaust Speaker Series, held each Wednesday at 11:00 am, features Holocaust survivors and descendants of survivors sharing stories of life before, during, and after the Holocaust. Join us on Wednesday, January 20 at 11:00 am via Zoom with Ruth Barnett.
Ruth tells the moving story of her mother Irene Levin who was deported to Terezin in December 1941 where she spent over two years with her mother and stepfather. Deportation to Auschwitz and slave labor at a sub-camp called Christianstadt followed. In January 1945, with the Russians advancing, Irene and her mother were forced on a Death March, which would span 200 miles in ice and snow. Then they were loaded into a cattle car to Bergen-Belsen concentration camp, where Irena was carried to her death upon arrival. The British liberated Bergen-Belsen in April 1945. After several months of recovery from typhus, Irene returned to Prague.
Generously sponsored by Margaret and Michael Valentine and presented in partnership with the Harriet and Kenneth Kupferberg Holocaust Center and Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage.