Holocaust survivor, Alter Wiener, joined us today to discuss his memoir, "From A Name To A Number"
In the book, Wiener tells how his father was brutally murdered on September 11, 1939 by the German invaders of Poland. Alter was then a boy of 13. At the age of 15 he was deported to Blechhammer, a Forced Labor Camp for Jews, in Germany. He survived five camps. Upon liberation, by the Russian Army on May 9, 1945, Alter weighed 80 lbs as reflected on the book's cover.
Alter Wiener is one of the very few Holocaust survivors still living in Portland OR. He had moved to Oregon several years ago and since then he has shared his life story with 800 audiences in universities, colleges, middle and high schools, Churches, Synagogues, prisons, clubs etc. He has also been interviewed by radio and TV stations as well as the press Wiener's autobiography is a testimony to an unfolding tragedy taking place in WWII. It has a message what prejudice may lead to and how tolerance is imperative.
You are invited to hear Alter Wiener speak.
Friday, October 197pmTualatin High School Auditorium22300 SW Boones Ferry Road. Admission is FreeDonations are being accepted to help send M.I.T.C.H. Charter School's 8th grade class going to the Holocasut Museum in Washington D.C. in March 2013. Click here for more information. Click here for more information about Alter Wiener.