Program with Author Irene Levin Berman
Irene Levin Berman, a child Holocaust survivor, was born and raised in Norway. Nazi Germany invaded Norway in 1940 and by fall 1942 the deportation of Norwegian Jews had begun. Irene, age 4, and her family escaped to neutral Sweden. Of Norway’s 2000 Jews, almost 40% were deported. Seven members of Irene’s father’s immediate family were among the 771 victims murdered in Auschwitz. Years later Irene married an American and has lived in the United States most of her life. In 2007, she began her journey into the past in order to tell the untold story. To learn more, visitnorwayandtheholocaust.com and www.norway.org.
Sponsored by the Norwegian American organizations of metropolitan
Washington together with the Royal Norwegian Embassy in cooperation with
the George Washington University. A reception and book signing followed the program.
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