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Book launch: 'Ruta's Closet'

Journalist Keith Morgan joins us to relate how he met Holocaust survivor Ruth Kron Sigal and how he was moved to help her tell her story to the world.


Ruta’s Closet is the harrowing and astonishing true story of how a Lithuanian Jewish family fought to escape the deadly clutches of Hitler’s Final Solution.

The ordeal of the Kron family – Ruta, her parents, Gita and Meyer, and her little sister Tamara – started in 1941. Their life in the small town of Shavl was upended when the Nazis invaded, and forced them and their Jewish neighbours into a squalid ghetto. One fateful morning, in 1943, the children of the ghetto were mercilessly snatched from their parents and slung onto trucks bound for Auschwitz. Ruta and her sister clung together in the old closet in which they had been hastily hidden, and prayed that nobody would discover them.

Journalist Keith Morgan joins us to relate how he met Holocaust survivor Ruth Kron Sigal and how he was moved to help her tell her story to the world. Ruta's Closet is the result of more than ten years of research comprising Ruta’s memories, interviews with survivors, diaries, existing papers and academic sources.


Speaker(s):

Keith Morgan | talks

 

Date and Time:

27 June 2013 at 6:30 pm

Duration:

1 hour 30 minutes

 

Venue:

The Wiener Library for the Study of the Holocaust and Genocide
29 Russell Square
London
WC1B 5DP
020 7636 7247
http://www.wienerlibrary.co.uk

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