On Saturday, September 28, 2019, The Friends of the Seaside Library welcome Ruth Lindemann.
Ruth will be speaking about her books of historical fiction “To Survive Is Not Enough” and “They Will Not Be Forgotten.” She will discuss her experiences as a child survivor of the holocaust.
Ruth was born in Vienna, Austria in 1933. Austria was taken over by the Nazi’s five years later in March of 1938. She lived with her grandmother during this period and remembers all of the Jewish men being arrested and taken to the camps. In 1939 Ruth and her mother were moved into a Jewish ghetto, where they lived, while awaiting paperwork that would allow them to go the Unites States. During a final visit to her grandmother, in 1940, Ruth and her mother escaped being captured by going into hiding in a neighbor’s house. Her grandmother, aunt, uncle, and cousins met a different fate and were among the masses who were interred. Ruth and her parents eventually fled to the United States and were able move to Portland, Oregon before settling in Longview Washington. In recent years, Ruth has been a lecturer at the Holocaust Museum in Portland and the Tolerance Education Center in Rancho Mirage, California.
The event will take place in the Community Room at 1:00 p.m.