A Holocaust survivor, author, speaker, and educator will tell the story of her family’s survival across the Nazi-Soviet frontier this Wednesday, August 17 from 7:00-8:00 p.m. at the Brighton District Library.
Irene Miller will talk about how her family became stranded in a frozen field outside of Warsaw, Poland when the man they hired to help them escape instead cheated and robbed them.
She will also relate her experiences sleeping in the winter under an open sky in no man’s land, living on boiled grass and onions, and shivering with malaria. Her family struggled to survive, become separated, reunited, and ultimately were sent to a Siberian labor camp where bears came up to their front door, and where it was so cold one could freeze. Miller would later spend years in orphanages.
Miller uses her Holocaust experience to promote tolerance and diversity in her testimony of courage, determination, perseverance, and the power of the human spirit. She has written her memoir Into No Man’s Land: A Historical Memoir and had a PBS documentary made about her,” Irene, Child of the Holocaust,” which aired December 4, 2016.
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