Thursday, September 22, 2011

5th Annual Kristallnacht Lecture 11/10/11 10am

On Thursday, November 10, 2011 at 10:00 AM, we are honored to have Ms Gisela Adamski speak of her courage and survival as a Jewish human being in Europe during the Holocaust. This will be the 5th Annual Kristallnacht Lecture at the Farmington Library.  We will have the talk in the library's Community Room at 6 Monteith Drive in Farmington, CT.

Gisela Marianne Adamski, nee Sachs, was born on January 17, 1928 in Oppeln, Germany.  On April 21, 1943, at the age of fifteen, she was deported to Theresienstadt.  A year and a half later, she was deported to Auschwitz, and from there was moved to Kurzbach, a satellite camp of Gross-Rosen, in Germany.  In late January 1945, she and other inmates of the camp were forced to begin on a death march further into Germany, from which she escaped.  For five days she hid, until on February 4 she was liberated by the Russian army.  Later in 1945, she returned to her home town of Oppeln and married a Jewish soldier.  In the ten years that followed, she emigrated first to France, then to Israel, and lastly, on May 26, 1956, to the United States. 

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