MADISON, NJ-Dr. Adam Broner didn't just survive the Holocaust, he also helped defeat the Nazis. On Monday, October 20, at Drew University, he will talk about his escape from Nazi persecution in Poland and eventual return to the country as a soldier who helped liberate the city of Warsaw. Dr. Broner's lecture is part of a series sponsored by Drew's Center for Holocaust/Genocide Study titled "Conversations with Witnesses."
(Media-Newswire.com) - MADISON, NJ—Dr. Adam Broner didn’t just survive the Holocaust, he also helped defeat the Nazis. On Monday, October 20, at Drew University, he will talk about his escape from Nazi persecution in Poland and eventual return to the country as a soldier who helped liberate the city of Warsaw. Dr. Broner’s lecture is part of a series sponsored by Drew’s Center for Holocaust/Genocide Study titled “Conversations with Witnesses.”
Dr. Broner is the author of “My War against the Nazis: A Jewish Soldier with the Red Army,” a 2007 book that details the story of his triumph over history’s most extreme case of widespread anti-Semitism. In the book, he writes about his 1942 enlistment in the Soviet army in the hopes of being able to fight Nazis. At first, he was denied the opportunity to fight and sent to work in a Siberian coal mine. But eventually, his unit was mobilized and he joined fellow Soviet soldiers in liberating Warsaw, Poland, from the Nazi’s stranglehold.
Broner will focus his initial remarks on his escape from German-occupied territory and return to Warsaw in 1944. He’ll pay special attention to the political and strategic issues related to his Soviet regiment’s ill-fated rescue missions, a topic that has received little scholarly focus since the end of World War II.
The series “Conversations with Witnesses” is characterized by informal and intimate dialogues between members of the audience and featured guests. The conversation with Adam Broner, scheduled for Monday, October 20, 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., is free and open to the public. For more information about the center and its events, or to make reservations, please call 973/408-3600 or e-mail email@example.com.
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