Dayton author Renate Frydman's book Anschel's Story: Determined to Survive is the story of a teenage boy's survival during the Holocaust. The teenager would grow up to become the author's husband, and her book was written from the memories he shared with her over their 51 years of marriage.
Renate Frydman will visit two Dayton Metro Library locations to talk about the book, her husband, and the process of bringing his story to readers. She’ll visit the Northmont Branch Library on Thursday, April 11, 6:30-8:00 p.m. in the Englewood City Council Chambers, 333 W. National Road, and the Main Library Bassani Theater, 215 E. Third Street, on Saturday, April 13, 2:00-3:30 p.m. Both programs are free.
Dr. Frydman worked as a contributing writer for the Dayton Daily News for 30 years. She has been involved with Holocaust education and remembrance since the 1960s. She is curator and docent for the Holocaust Exhibit, Prejudice & Memory, at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. She founded the Holocaust Education Committee and Dayton Holocaust Resource Center, and remains active with both. Her book, Anschel's Story: Determined to Live, is her tribute to her husband.
Anschel Frydman was 11 years old when the Nazis invaded Poland. The book tells the heart-stopping story of his unusual courage and uncanny luck as he faced ghettos, fatal line-ups, enslavement in work camps, and years of survival as a partisan in Polish forests.
For more information call 937.463.2665.