The Holocaust Memorial & Tolerance Center of Nassau County
Descent into Darkness
Irene Hizme and René Slotkin
Twins who Survived Dr. Joseph Mengele’s “Experiments”
Sunday, April 23, 2017
Yom Hashoah Commemoration Program
Welwyn Preserve, 100 Crescent Beach Road
Glen Cove, NY
Descent into Darkness is an extremely rare opportunity to hear direct testimony from twins who miraculously survived horrific “research studies” by Dr. Josef Mengele, Asuchwitz’s infamous “Angel of Death.”
Irene and René were born in Czechoslovakia. Their father was murdered in Auschwitz-Birkenau in December 1941. The twins and their mother were sent first to Theresienstadt, and in 1943, they were deported to Auschwitz-Birkenau. After four months together the twins were taken by Mengele for “experimentation” and their mother was murdered that night. They were six years old. Irene said, “To talk about it is a decent into darkness.” Irene and René were separated at liberation and reunited in the United States in 1950. Both Irene and René live on Long Island. They may be the last living Twin Survivors of Mengele.
$10 suggested donation to attend. Seats are limited; RSVP in advance is strongly recommended. To RSVP, contact Deborah Lom at (516) 571-8040 x107 or email@example.com.
Photo: Irene and René with their mother, 1942.