Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Author Martin Schiller to Speak About His Holocaust Experience

Author Martin Schiller, a Holocaust survivor liberated from Buchenwald concentration camp, will speak at the Farmington Library, 6 Monteith Drive, Farmington (860) 673-6791, on November 5th at 1:00 pm.

Mr. Schiller is the author of Bread, Butter, and Sugar: A Boy’s Journey Through the Holocaust and Postwar Europe, based on his life as a child survivor of the Holocaust. This gripping memoir describes the unfolding horror of the Nazi genocide seen through the eyes of a child.

He was six when the Nazis invaded Poland and his family fled from their native Tarnobrzeg. He was nine when he and his family were interned as slave laborers at Skarzysko concentration camp and his father perished. As the Russian army advanced, he and his brother were deported to Buchenwald. The story of his journey continues after the liberation with their harrowing escape from postwar Poland and war-ravaged Germany to find their mother.

Mr. Schiller came to the United States at the age of fourteen where he began his formal education. He holds a BS degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of New Haven and in 1970 he formed his own engineering consulting firm. He lectures to scientists and engineers on pollution control technology and has written numerous manuals on the subject of Electrostatic Precipitation.

He continues to bring his message of tolerance, compassion and Holocaust remembrance to schools, clubs and other organizations. He has dedicated all honorariums and proceeds from his book to Holocaust Remembrance Charities. He lives with his wife in Fairfield Connecticut, and has three children and five grandchildren. His presentation is free and open to the public.

Advance registration is requested for this program. To register call: (860) 673-6791. The Farmington Library is part of the Farmington Village Green and Library Association. If you have special needs to attend library programs, contact the library in advance.

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