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Subject: Meeting a Holocaust survivor
Date Posted: 11/11/2010 12:35 AM ET
Member Since: 6/22/2009
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Tonight, Sam Offen spoke at my local library and my boyfriend and I went to hear him speak. His story was fantastic, and was just a taste of what his book would be like. He's 89 years old and lives right here in metro Detroit. Since I can't even begin to tell you all about it, I just wanted to strongly suggest getting a copy of his book, When Hope Prevails. I know the hardcover is wishlisted, since I added my copy to my TBR list, but sorry, I'm keeping mine! He signed it for me and we spoke for a little bit. Only about 25 people came to hear him speak. Since he has to be one of the few survivors that are left, I was completely honored to listen to him for an hour and a half.

I'm sorry if my post doesn't sound too intelligent lol. I'm so tired, but didn't want to go to bed without posting this and sharing.

Date Posted: 11/13/2010 8:09 PM ET
Member Since: 6/1/2007
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All the good stuff seems to happen on your side of the state!  I would have loved to go to this.  The owner of the building I work in is a survivor of the holocaust.  He is 92 years old and still comes to work every day.  Thanks for sharing.  I'll be adding this one to my WL.