Author Ronald Berger

Wednesday, May 23 at 6:30 pm

Ron Berger, professor emeritus from UW-W will talk and sign copies of his new book Children, Save Yourselves: one family’s story of holocaust survival.

The book tells the true story of two Jewish brothers who survived the Holocaust in Nazi-occupied Poland. One brother, my father, endured several concentration camps, including the infamous camp at Auschwitz, as well as a horrific winter death march. The other brother, my uncle, survived outside of the camps by passing as a Catholic among anti-Semitic Poles, including a group of anti-Nazi Polish partisans, eventually become an officer in the Soviet Army. The book traces the defining prewar, wartime, and postwar events that marked their extraordinary lives.