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Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Seymour Historical Society to host Holocaust survivor

Westport resident to speak May 19 
SEYMOUR - The Holocaust was time of unspeakable atrocities, but it also produced inspiring tales of perseverance and bravery.
A survivor of the Nazi concentration camps will tell her incredible story in a special program at the Seymour Historical Society at 2 p.m. May 19.

Seymour Historical Society
Anita Schorr will describe how, when she was a young girl, she and her Czech family were arrested by the Nazis, relocated to a Jewish ghetto and then endured hard labor in four concentration camps, including the notorious Auschwitz. 

She’ll also describe how the experience shaped her future.  Liberated before her 15th birthday by British soldiers, Ms. Schorr, who lives in Westport, spent six months in a military hospital, settled in Israel, started a family there, and moved to the United States in 1959.

The Seymour Historical Society, 59 West St., is located near Trinity Episcopal Church. 

Parking is available in the lot behind the Valley Marine Corps League building, 56 West St..
This event is free for Seymour Historical Society members and $3 per person ($5 per couple) for non-members.
Doors open at 1 p.m. for those who wish to view the museum’s exhibits. 

For information, visit www.seymourhistoricalsociety.org, call 203-881-2156 or contact psussman@snet.net.     


This post is taken from a press release from Seymour Historical Society.

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