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Film and Speaker Series

"Escaping the Auschwitz Gas Chamber" presentation by survivor Frank Misa Grunwald

Thursday, September 10, 2015 at 6:30 p.m.
(Pizza will be served at 6:00, $1/slice)
CANDLES Holocaust Museum and Education Center
1532 South Third Street
Terre Haute, IN

Frank Misa Grunwald was six years old when German troops entered Czechoslovakia in March 1939. In the summer of 1942, he and his family were deported to the Terezin ghetto and in December 1943 to Auschwitz. He miraculously escaped the gas chamber in July 1944 and survived four other concentra-tion camps prior to his liberation by the U.S. Army in May 1945. After his escape from the Communist regime in Czechoslovakia in 1949, he spent two years in England and immigrated to the U.S. in 1951.

While exposed to some of the most horrific people, places, and events of the Holocaust, Frank was able to endure the atrocities of genocide through a love of art and music that his childhood in Prague had instilled in him. His life demonstrates the decision that all mend and women must make to devote their lives either to the creation or destruction of human civilization. The 2012 documentary Misa's Fugue tells his story. The award-winning film was edited, musically scored, and visually supported by the efforts of students at Fleetwood Area High School in Pennsylvania.

Admission is free; donations are welcomed. For more information on this and other museum events, please call 812-234-7881.

This event is made possible by the generous matching grant from Indiana Humanities in cooperation with the National Endowment for the Humanities.

 

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