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Author Event | Irene Butter: From Holocaust to Hope


Tuesday May 8, 2018: 7:00pm to 8:30pm


Downtown Library: 1st Floor Lobby


LOCATION CHANGE: This event is now being held in the 1st Floor Lobby of the Downtown Library

Irene Butter has shared the stage with the Dalai Lama, Elie Wiesel, Desmond Tutu, and other peacemakers. She is one of the few Holocaust survivors still alive but she has never told her entire story until now.

Irene Butter's definitive biography, Shores Beyond Shores: From Holocaust to Hope, My True Story, brings a fresh, moving tale to the still vital genre of Holocaust narratives. Irene’s relationship with her brother Werner allows us to navigate the horrors of concentration camp life with a trusted friend. Her connection to an orphan Polish boy and to Lex, her first love, allow us to explore a displaced persons camp in Algeria and finally, to watch her find her way home. It allows us a rare glimpse into the intimacy of family life during a time in history when many families fell apart.

This timeless story speaks to what we must strive to uphold. It’s about the importance of family, of never being a bystander to violence, and of the strength of the human spirit.

To learn more about Irene Butter's life and accomplishments, visit her website.

This event will include a book signing and books will be for sale.

This event will be recorded