PW Holocaust survivor to discuss her book

The Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center of Nassau County will present a program, “From Home to Home to Home: The Courageous Rescue of a Hidden Child,” a book by Holocaust survivor Gloria Glantz, on Sunday, Oct. 28 at 2 p.m.

Born in Wegrow, Poland in 1939, Glantz had a large, loving family, which included many aunts, uncles, cousins, two older brothers, and grandparents. To save her life, her parents enlisted the help of a simple, righteous Christian family.

In her lifetime, Glantz has lived in four countries and on two continents, so her journey to America was a very circuitous and unusual one. In her professional life as a teacher, she has made it a mission to see that the Holocaust is not forgotten.

A Port Washington resident and former teacher at the Shelter Rock School in Manhasset, Glantz is the winner of a fellowship from the American Gathering of Jewish Holocaust Survivors, American Federation of Teachers, and Jewish Labor Committee to study the Holocaust and Resistance. She is also the 2002 recipient of The Spirit of Anne Frank Outstanding Educator Award.

The event will take place on the same day as the Holocaust Museum and Tolerance Center’s 2nd Annual Walk the Tall walkathon, which kicks off on the grounds of Welwyn Preserve at 10:30 a.m. on Oct. 28.

New York State Assemblyman Tony D’Urso will be in attendance with his family as the Grand Marshal for rescuing a Jewish family in Italy during the Holocaust.

There is a $10 suggested donation to attend “From Home to Home to Home: The Courageous Rescue of a Hidden Child.” Seats are limited so reservations are strongly recommended.

The Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center, Welwyn Preserve, is located at 100 Crescent Beach Road in Glen Cove.

To RSVP, call 516-571-8040 x107 or email [email protected]

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