NEW ORLEANS (press release) – In observance of International Holocaust Remembrance Day, The National WWII Museum will present the virtual webinar “Survival Against All Odds” with Mr. Steven Hess. He and his twin, Marion Ein Lewin, were born 45 minutes apart on January 14, 1938, in Amsterdam, Holland—children of German-Jewish refugees who had fled the Nazis. They are among the few twins who survived the concentration camps, and at this point quite possibly the last.
Following the Nazi invasion and occupation, the Hess family was first taken to the Dutch transit camp of Westerbork before being sent to Bergen-Belsen, where they managed to survive for over a year. They were among the fewer than five percent of Jews deported from Holland and still alive at war’s end. Hess will speak about their experiences and how they survived against all odds.
Hess lives in Rochester, New York, and served four years of active duty as an officer in the US Navy.
Sponsored by Taube Philanthropies, the event is part of the Taube Family Holocaust Education Program.
WHEN: Wednesday, January 27, 2021
6:00 p.m. Presentation
Student Webinar: Sponsored by Taube Philanthropies, the event is part of the Taube Family Holocaust Education Program.
Meet the Author: Sharon Cameron
January 28 at 12:00 p.m.
The National WWII Museum’s education staff will talk with young adult author Sharon Cameron about her new book, “The Light in Hidden Places.” It is a remarkable story of bravery and resilience based on the true story of one of history’s hidden heroes: Stefania Podgórska, who hid thirteen Jewish people in her attic during World War II. This interactive student webinar will allow students to ask Sharon Cameron about her research and writing and learn more about the Holocaust from The National WWII Museum. This webinar is appropriate for grades six and up. To register, visit www.nationalww2museum.org or click on registration page.
WHERE: The National WWII Museum – Zoom, Virtual Event