Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Brown Bag Program ~ Max Steinmetz: A Holocaust Survivor Speaks

photo of dachau survivors lining up to welcome American soldiersDachau survivors line up to greet American liberators.
Photo courtesy of the
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

Seventeen-year-old Max Steinmetz survived five brutal years of Nazi oppression. His ordeal included the death camps of Auschwitz, Birkenau, and Dachau until liberation by allied forces in 1945.

Steinmetz applied for a U.S. visa in 1946, and it was approved in 1948. He came to America in 1948, working in the boat's kitchen to pay his way. When he arrived in New York he worked for $.24/hour. After brief stays in Denver and Albuquerque, he moved to Birmingham in 1955. He is a member of the Birmingham Holocaust Education Committee. Wednesday, March 19, noon.

brown bag imageFeed your body and mind at BPL's Brown Bag Programs. You bring the lunch and we'll bring the drinks. Wednesdays at noon in the Arrington Auditorium located on the 3rd floor of the Linn-Hinley Research Library, 2100 Park Place.

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