Author Visit: Alter Wiener, Holocaust Survivor
Please join us at the Cedar Mill Library on Saturday, April 20, 2 pm, and listen as Alter shares his life story. Read more...
Alter Wiener's father was brutally murdered on September 11, 1939 by the German invaders of Poland. Alter was then a boy of 13. At the age of 15, he was deported to Blechhammer, a Forced Labor Camp for Jews, located in Germany. He survived five camps. Upon liberation by the Russian Army on May 9, 1945, Alter weighed 80 lbs. as reflected in the photo on the cover of his autobiography, 64735: From a Name to a Number.
Alter's autobiography is a testimony to the unfolding tragedy of WWII. It bears witness to where prejudice may lead and to how imperative it is that we strive for tolerance throughout the world.
This program is free and will take place in the Cedar Mill Library’s upstairs meeting room.
Autographed copies of Alter’s book will be available for purchase.