When: Wed., Sept. 9, 7-8:30 p.m. 2015
It is 1938 in Europe and two vastly different families, separated by a religious and cultural chasm await their fates, one with renewed hope, the other with apprehension. Marile, a Catholic girl living with her family in Muhldorf, Germany presented Adolf Hitler with a bouquet of flowers, spent eight years in the Hitler Youth and miraculously survived an Allied bombing attack. Meanwhile Simon, a successful Jewish tailor, captured by the Gestapo, forced to make SS uniforms and sent to a concentration camps. Meet author Rudolph Ruder and hear him share the compelling story of his parents from very different worlds.