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Holocaust survivor will share his story

One of the last living holocaust survivors will share his story Sunday at Rolling Hills Community Church.Weiner

Alter Wiener, now 87, was 13 when the Nazis invaded Poland, killed his father in his town’s public square, took him captive, and transported him to a forced labor camp. He never saw any of his relatives again.

For three years in three different death camps, he labored from dawn to dusk under the persecution of brutal Nazi guards, always on the edge of starvation, while he witnessed numerous other prisoners give up hope and die.

How Wiener was able to face the agony and despair, and summon the courage to survive for more than 1,000 days and still hold on to hope and God, is the thrust of his epic story that he will share.

His talk begins at 11 a.m. in the Courtyard Room of the church, located at 3550 SW Borland Road.

He began telling his survival story late in life, and recently his audiences began to urge him to write it down. He has now published his story, “From A Name to A Number: A Holocaust Survivor’s Autobiography.” It has been reviewed more than 380 times on Amazon.com, and constantly receives high praise and ratings of 4 and 5 stars. It will be available Sunday during his talk.

“Winsome Warriors,” the adult Bible study class at Rolling Hills Community Church is hosting Wiener, and will provide refreshments. Members, friends, and the community are invited to hear the talk. Seating will be limited; children 10 and older are welcome.

 As one parent said: “I don’t know how much my children will understand or remember, but this may be the last opportunity for them to see and hear a survivor of the Nazi’s attempt to annihilate a race, and I want them to be able to tell the story far and wide to help prevent it from ever happening again.”

There will be a question-and-answer time after the presentation.




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