Here are a few photos from the event:
A full house attends in rapt silence as Henny Markiewicz Simon retells her story -- from the day the Nazis came and took her and her mother away to their first ghetto, to her brush with Eduard Roschmann, known as the "Butcher of Riga," to the day when the Russians came and liberated the camp where she had been confined.
Ben Cooper displayed a number of artifacts collected during his tours in Italy, France, and Germany. This memorabilia included some of his standard issue gear: a canteen, meal set, rucksack, helmet (and lining), a German helmet, his own medical bag and a leather medical bag he took off a German medic-turned-prisoner. Above, Ben wears the medic helmet issued to him. The cross on the front had to be painted off-center: the Germans used the cross as a target. Moving the target off-center was to help decrease the possibility of fatal wounds in the event of a direct hit. His most prized memento: The yellow Jewish star given to him by a Frenchman after the war was over.