Friday, December 3, 2010

Challenges of the Rescuers and Rescued - Dec 7th!

From the Public Allies Cincinnati listserv:

Challenges of the Rescuers and Rescued
Featuring Stanlee Stahl and a Special Presentation to Local Rescuer,
Anne-Willem Meijer

Tuesday, December 7, 2010
 Rockwern Academy
(8401 Montgomery Rd., Cincinnati, OH, Entrance on Sturbridge)
7:30 p.m. Public Presentation by Stanlee Stahl

Stanlee Stahl is the executive vice president of the Jewish Foundation for the Righteous (JRF) in New York, New York. Ms. Stahl, a renowned expert on Holocaust rescue, will detail the work of the men and woman who risked their lives, as well as the lives of their families, to rescue, save and hide Jews during the Holocaust.  Her organization provides an average of $100 per month to rescuers who risked their lives to save Jews during the Holocaust. Last year the organization helped about 1,100 gentiles – mostly Christians and some Muslims – in 23 countries. At its height, the group was sending aid to 1,800 rescuers in 33 countries.

As a teenage boy, Anne-Willem Meijer risked his life during World War II, delivering ration books for resistance leader Corrie ten Boom to aid Jews in hiding. The Meijer family also hid Jews inside their own home. Meet Anne-Willem and learn more about his family’s courageous actions.

This event is free and open to the public.  Space is limited, please contact Francie Donohue at 513.487.3055 or to make a reservation.

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