Gateway to Understanding: A speaker series sponsored by Aurora Gateway Rotary
Lowry resident Eric Cahn is a Holocaust survivor. Join us as he shares his personal journey of tragedy, perseverance and inspiration. Born in Mannheim, Germany in 1938, Eric was 2 ó when he and his family were taken by the Nazis to a holding camp in France. His parents had to make the agonizing decision to let Eric and his younger sister be smuggled out of the camp by the French resistance. Eric was placed with a French Christian family who hid him in their basement for the duration of the war. His parents were soon deported to Auschwitz where his mother died, and his father miraculously lived. In the spring of 1944, Eric and his sister were reunited, and his father ultimately reconnected with them in 1946. Four years later in 1950, Eric and his sister came to America under the Displaced Persons Act. They eventually wound up in the Jewish National Home orphanage in West Denver, where they lived until they graduated from high school. Eric graduated from CU Boulder, started his career, got married and raised a family. Eric makes a point of sharing his Holocaust story with civic groups, church groups and students and has done so for many years.
Cost: FREE, There will be a free will offering with proceeds going to the Holocaust Museum, you may also bring a can of food for Aurora Gateway Rotary's Little Free Pantry
For More Information Call: Diane Burridge (303-807-4927) or Carol Hartman (720-773-0747)