19. September 2012 05:01
Henry Golde making stops at Fond du Lac, Beaver Dam and West Bend campuses
Henry Golde spent five years in nine different Nazi concentration camps; today he lives to tell his remarkable story of survival. Golde will be making a stop at Moraine Park’s Fond du Lac, Beaver Dam and West Bend campuses this fall – all are welcome to attend his free presentation on the damage that can be done by hatred and the power to overcome through love and forgiveness.
For more than a decade, Henry Golde has shared his experiences as a survivor of the Holocaust. His book, Ragdolls, tells the story of experiencing the horror of the murder factories and slave-labor camps throughout Nazi Europe. Golde was born in Poland and lived in a city just west of Warsaw. Of the 3,000 Jews that lived in that town, only 50 survived the Holocaust. Golde lost his entire family due to the war.
When he was eleven years old, Golde was taken and held prisoner for five years in nine different German concentration camps; six located in Poland, two in Germany and one in Czechoslovakia. These camps were noted as the worst prisons the world has ever seen. The horrors of Hitler are described from the perspective of a child – making his story a powerful one – about what extreme hate and prejudice can do.
Golde will present on the West Bend campus on Tuesday, Sept. 25, at 11:30 a.m. (Room T-101); Fond du Lac on Tuesday, Oct. 2 at 2 p.m. (Room A-112); and Beaver Dam on Tuesday, Oct. 9, at 11:30 a.m. (commons area). The presentations will last one hour and are all free to attend. These events are sponsored by the Moraine Park Student Senate. Visit morainepark.edu/calendar for more information.