Arcadia-Monrovia Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2070 will welcome holocaust survivor Zehava Sweet to the Post on January 14 at 8:00pm. The public is invited. Sweet, author of "The Day the Sound Returned" was interned in 1939, according to the Pasadena Weekly.
She was separated from her family soon after the Germans invaded her hometown of Brzeziny, Poland. Three days after the attack, two German soldiers ransacked her family’s home, stole their valuables and moved them to a small ghetto outside of town. Four years later she was sent to Ravensbruck and forced to sing songs extolling Germany’s superiority while making airplane parts for the war effort.
She never saw her mother again, but miraculously found her father. Some 6,000,000 Jews and other "undesirables" were exterminated during World War II.
The public is invited to attend her talk, entitled "A Civilian Perspective on World War II." Post 2070 is located at the corner of Magnolia and Chestnut, in Monrovia.
This post is contributed by a community member. The views expressed in this blog are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Patch Media Corporation. Everyone is welcome to submit a post to Patch. If you'd like to post a blog, go here to get started.