The 2nd Generation Group Meeting
with guest speaker, author Katherine Griesz
Monday, September 30th at 7:00 p.m.
Sid Jacobson JCC, 300 Forest Dr East Hills, NY 11548
Join the 2nd Gen. Group for their next meeting with guest speaker, Katherine Griesz, author of, From Danube to the Hudson. Katherine is a Survivor from Hungary and will be accompanied by her husband, also a Survivor.
The book is available for purchase at Amazon as a hard copy and also in kindle format, it is also available in libraries. The book traces Katherine's life from a privileged childhood in pre-war Hungary, through surviving life during the war under the Nazis and again after the war under the communist regime eventually emigrating to the United States. This event is open to all, feel free to bring family and friends and remember to RSVP we want to make sure Katherine has enough books available.
From the author:
This book is a memoir, the tale of my childhood and later years. It is also the story of my family, set against the sociological, historical and political events of the 20th century. It talks vividly about the horrors of the Holocaust in Budapest, Hungary, followed by several years of brutal Communist dictatorship and life behind Iron Curtain. It deals with the intimate personal stories of the protagonists, the enforced parting between parent and child, the loss of home, social position and financial stability and the difficulty of being an immigrant. But most of all, it is the story of enduring struggle in the face of terrible odds and the ultimate survival of the human spirit. The cover page of the book shows the memorial called SHOES ON THE DANUBE representing the shoes Jewish victims were ordered to leave behind, before being shot into the Danube.The author presently resides in Forest Hills, NY