St. Petersburg, FL (Oct. 18, 2010) – The Florida Holocaust Museum presents:
2010 Kristallnacht Commemoration
Trust in the Journey
Becoming Family – Marie, Jeannette and Ruth
Florida Holocaust Museum; Tues., Nov. 9, 7 p.m.
Cost to attend is free to all; RSVPs are required. Please call 727.820.0100. ext. 236.
Marie and Jeannette, sisters from Antwerp, Belgium, were just nine and five years old when they began a life on the run from the Nazis in 1940. The young girls hid in France until caught by the Nazis and put into a deportation camp. With the help of the underground they were smuggled out of the camp and taken to a safe hiding place. Eventually they escaped, without their mother, across the mountains to Barcelona, Spain. In 1944 they journeyed to the United States and were placed in an orphanage until a foster home could be found for them in Rhode Island - becoming the state’s first refugee children from the Holocaust.
Additional Performances – The Palladium Theater: Wed., Nov.10, 7 p.m. & Thurs., Nov. 11, 7 p.m. Cost to attend: $15 for FHM members, Palladium members, and students; $20 for others; tickets must be purchased at the Palladium Theater box office.