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Congregation Beth Shalom of Traverse City, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, Michigan Jewish Conference, The Dennos Museum Center – Milliken Auditorium, and United Way of Northwest Michigan are pleased to welcome Holocaust survivor and author, Irene Miller, to Traverse City, Michigan for a ticketed event on Friday, October 21 at the Dennos Museum’s Milliken Auditorium.
Irene Miller will take you on a survival journey little known or written about. You will sleep in the winter under an open sky on the “no man’s land”, you will freeze in a Siberian labor camp where the bears come to your door. In Uzbekistan, you will live on boiled grass or broiled onions, and shiver with malaria. You will spend years in orphanages. And when this is all over you will wonder how a child with this background grows up to become a positive, creative, accomplished woman with a joy of living and love to share.
Irene has been a keynote speaker at various events in Michigan and Ohio, including at professional conferences, churches, synagogues, schools, universities, adult educational centers, at a campus of incarcerated teens, for military groups, labor unions, and book discussion books. Her memoir, “Into No Man’s Land: A Historical Memoir” serves as an “inspiring story of perseverance and triumph over circumstance”.
Irene’s strong impact on the people she meets is exemplified by a message she received with a gift from residents of the Muskegon River Youth Home after speaking with them, which included this thought: “Tolerance is the act of accepting and acknowledging people’s differences. For humanity to be successful we must embrace diversity and demonstrate patience for all religious, political and social beliefs so that we can live in harmony.”
This evening is made possible thanks to a generous grant from the Ravitz Foundation Initiative for Small Michigan Jewish Communities, and with support from United Way of Northwest Michigan and the Dennos Museum Center – Milliken Auditorium.
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