Apr 23 Ruth K Hartz Lecture

ruth-portraitReflections of a
Hidden Child in
Nazi-Occupied France
with Ruth K. Hartz

Wednesday, April 23 at 7:00 pm
2nd Floor Community Room

Your-Name-Is-Renee-9780195154993Free and Open to the Public | Sponsored by Friends of HVL

Holocaust survivor Ruth Kapp Hartz will share her experiences during World War II as a young child hidden with her family in southern France.

Press Release:

Reflections of a Hidden Child in Nazi-Occupied France with Ruth K. Hartz at the Huntingdon Valley Library

(Huntingdon Valley, Pa., March 6, 2014) The Huntingdon Valley Library is pleased to host the lecture “Reflections of a Hidden Child in Nazi-Occupied France with Ruth K. Hartz.” on Wednesday, April 23 at 7:00 pm in the Lower Moreland Township Community Room, located on the 2nd floor of the Library at 625 Red Lion Road, Huntingdon Valley, PA. The lecture is sponsored by the Friends of Huntingdon Valley Library.

Holocaust survivor Ruth Kapp Hartz will share her experiences during World War II as a young child hidden with her family in southern France. During this time she also hid in a Catholic convent to avoid being captured by the Gestapo and the Vichy French Police. Hartz and her parents survived this trying time, and were able to return to their home in Paris after the war. Hartz came to the United States in 1958 and has since become a dedicated speaker on the topic of the Holocaust and tolerance. Her childhood memoir “Your Name is Renée” was published by the Oxford University Press in 1999, and the French translation was released in 2005 by Beach Lloyd Publishers. Copies of her memoir will be available for purchase at the event.

Ruth is a member of the Pennsylvania Holocaust Education Council, the American Association of Teachers of French (AATF) and the Alliance Francaise. She taught French for more than 30 years in Pennsylvania at Bryn Mawr College, Arcadia University and the Springside School in Philadelphia, Pa., where a library section dedicated to Holocaust studies is named in her honor. More information on Hartz can be found at www.yournameisrenee.com.

This program is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact Sharon Moreland-Sender, Library Director, at 215-947-5138 or email hvldirector@mclinc.org.

 

 

 

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