A Hero and Survivor of the Holocaust – Robert Hilliard and Steen Metz

Location: Hodges University Naples Campus, Stock Building
 

About This Event

This is the third in a three-part event series.

Guests will hear from Robert Hilliard, a World War II veteran and hero, who helped to liberate Dachau concentration camp months after the war ended. Discovering sick and starving prisoners who were not receiving the proper help from the U.S. government or Jewish relief organizations, Hillard and a fellow GI, Edward Herman, began a letter-writing campaign to seek funds from Americans. The letters caught the attention of President Harry Truman, as well as the New York Times. In addition to Hillard’s story, guests will also hear from Steen Metz, who was deported, along with his parents, to Theresienstadt concentration camps in 1943 at the age of 7 years old. Losing his father to starvation after only six months in the camp, he and his mother were liberated in April 1945. Metz has shared his story with more than 12,000 people since October 2011.

In addition, an Art Gallery Opening will be held on January 26, 2017 and a lecture will be held on January 31, 2017. All events will be held in the Stock Building on Hodges University's Naples Campus.

The Art Gallery Opening is free to attend. The lectures are $10 each or $15 for both. Registration is required.

Learn more about this event series, or register online.

 

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