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  • Sunday 17th

    May 2020

  • From 01:00 PM

    To 03:00 PM

  • 100 Crescent Beach Road

    Glen Cove, United States

  • Ticket price

    $10

All the Horrors of War: A Jewish Girl, a British Doctor, and the Liberation of Bergen-Belsen

Organizer

HMTC
Phone:
(516) 571-8040

Venue

HMTC
100 Crescent Beach Road
Glen Cove, NY 11542 United States
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Phone:
516.571.8040

All the Horrors of War: A Jewish Girl, a British Doctor, and the Liberation of Bergen-Belsen

Sunday, May 17, 1:00pm

On Sunday, May 17, HMTC will host a talk by Bernice Lerner about her new book All the Horrors of War, which describes the final years of WWII throuhg the lens of British military doctor H.L. Glyn Hughes, and Survivor Ruth Mermelstein (nee Rachel Genuth), Bernice Lerner’s mother.  The lives of Hughes and Mermelstein came together in Bergen-Belsen.  Ruth had survived Auschwitz and then endured a death march westward that led to the camp in Germany.  Meanwhile, the doctor had landed on the beaches of Normandy on D-Day and marched eastward, eventually arriving at Bergen-Belsen with the liberating force of the British 11th Armored Division on April 15, 1945.

Bernice Lerner’s talk will draw on her mother’s amazing and unbelievable narrative, and the testimony provided by Dr. Hughes at the war crimes trial of Josef Kramer, the commandant of Bergen-Belsen, and 44 other Nazi Guards.

Seating is limited.  Please RSVP to (516)571-8040 or programs@hmtcli.org.  $10 suggested donation to attend.

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