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Jack J. Hersch at the Jewish Book Festival

November 7 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Free

Death March Escape: The Remarkable Story of a Man Who Twice Escaped the Nazi Holocaust

In June 1944, the Nazis locked eighteen-year-old Dave Hersch into a railroad boxcar and shipped him to Mauthausen Concentration Camp. After ten months, Dave was forced to join a death march to Gunskirchen Concentration Camp, over thirty miles away. Miraculously, Dave escaped, but was quickly recaptured and put on another death march a few days later, where he achieved the impossible: he escaped again. Dave often told his son Jack his incred­i­ble sto­ry of sur­vival, but Jack’s dis­cov­ery of a pho­to of his father in 2007, years after Dave’s death, com­pels Jack to jour­ney back to Mau­thausen and to the death march routes. As Jack retraces his father’s foot­steps, vis­it­ing the places he slaved and the inter­sec­tions where he escaped, Jack not only learns much more about his father’s remark­able sur­vival than he’d ever known, but he also learns about himself.

Details

Date:
November 7
Time:
10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Cost:
Free
Event Category:
Website:
https://jccstl.com/arts-ideas/st-louis-jewish-book-festival/

Organizer

2019 Jewish Book Festival
Phone:
314-442-3152
Email:
abornstein@jccstl.org
Website:
https://jccstl.com/arts-ideas/st-louis-jewish-book-festival/

Other

Kosher
N/A

Venue

Jewish Community Center – Staenberg Family Complex
2 Millstone Campus Drive
St. Louis, MO 63146 United States
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Phone:
314-442-3420
Website:
jccstl.org