Book Talk and Signing by Holocaust Survivor
Thursday, Aug. 9, 4:00pm
Sylvia Ruth Gutmann became an orphan at age three when her parents were sent to their deaths at Auschwitz. In her debut memoir, A Life Rebuilt: The Remarkable Transformation of a War Orphan, she chronicles her escape to Switzerland with her two sisters, their arrival in New York to the home of her uncle and his abusive wife, and her struggles to overcome the trauma of her childhood.
Sylvia has spoken extensively throughout Europe and was granted honorary German citizenship in 2002 for her peace activism. For more information about Sylvia, visit her website at https://sylviaruthgutmann.com/.
Sylvia will be available to sign copies of her book after the program, and copies will be available for sale. You could also pick up a copy right now at Orinda Books.
**Sponsored by the Friends of the Orinda Library