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Holocaust Survival Stories at Ocean County Library

August 03, 2018

LONG BEACH ISLAND – Enduring and surviving the Holocaust are the topics of a two-part series in September at the Ocean County Library Long Beach Island Branch, 217 S. Central Avenue, Surf City.

On Tuesday, September 11, 10 a.m., Professor Ken Konchan presents “The Unimaginable Journey of Peter Ertel,” a documentary of a German army draftee who helps rebuild his homeland, becomes a prisoner of war in the US, and later is “treated like family” as an employee of a Jewish-owned company in Cleveland.

On Thursday, September 13, 10 a.m., Konchan discusses the paths of life taken by Holocaust survivors in the post-war world.

Friends of the Island Library sponsor the free lectures. Registration is required. Register by calling the Long Beach Island Branch, 609-494-2480, or in the “Events” calendar at

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