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May 10, 2019 On Campus
2019-05-10 19:00 2019-05-10 20:30 America/New_York 796 Days: Hiding as a child in occupied Amsterdam during WWII Kemper Auditorium Andover

796 Days: Hiding as a child in occupied Amsterdam during WWII

7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m., Kemper Auditorium

A presentation by Holocaust survivor Leo S. Ullman ’57

In honor of Holocaust Commemoration Day

His mother was from a well-to-do Amsterdam family; his father, born and raised in Germany, was the son of a dealer in silks. They met in Holland—at the beginning of the Hitler era in Germany—and married in 1936. In 1938, as Hitler’s expansive invasions gained momentum, their first child, Leo, was conceived. In 1942, to save his life, Leo’s parents arranged for their 3-year-old to “disappear.” Through members of the Resistance, he was placed with a policeman and his family. Meanwhile, his parents hid in an attic elsewhere in the heart of Amsterdam—with no idea where Leo was or whether he was alive.

Mr. Ullman’s visit is sponsored by CAMD, the Jewish Student Union, and Office of Academy Resources. Refreshments will be served. Free and open to the public.

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