5:00 p.m. Reception | 6:00 p.m. Presentation
Join us for an evening of remembrance and reflection with Holocaust survivor Martin Baranek, author of Determined: A Memoir.
Martin Baranek, born in 1930 in Starachowice, Poland, spent much of his early life in the hands of the Nazis. He lived in the Wierzbnik Ghetto until 1942, when he was separated from his family. After 17 months in a labor camp, he was taken to Auschwitz, where, in January 1945, Martin was forced on a death march from Auschwitz to Mauthausen Concentration Camp. Later, Martin was forced on another death march to Gunskirchen, where he was liberated by the American 71st Infantry Division on May 4, 1945. Subsequently, he went to Italy in June 1945 before joining Aliyah-Bet, the secret immigration to Palestine, traveling there on an illegal ship. After a forced stay in Cyprus, Martin landed in Palestine where he was placed in the Atlit Detention Camp. Martin fought in the 1948 War of Independence. In December 1948, he arrived in Canada and was reunited with his mother.
A book signing will immediately follow this program.
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This event is free and open to the public but please register to attend. For more information, call 504-528-1944 x 229.
Sponsored by Taube Philanthropies, the event is part of the Taube Family Holocaust Education Program.