Morris Glass was eleven years old when the Nazis invaded Poland and changed his life forever. A childhood filled with school, soccer, and cowboy movies was transformed into a nightmare of ghettos and camps, unending hunger, exhausting work, fear, and loss. Morris spent four and a half years in ghettos in his hometown and in Lodz (the longest lasting ghetto), two months in Auschwitz-Birkenau, and eight months in five camps that were part of the Dachau camp system. At the end of the war, he was liberated by the American army. During those years, he lost his youth, his home, and his father, mother, and two sisters. Out of forty-two close family members only Morris, his brother, and a first cousin survived.
Join us at 2:00 pm, Sunday, March 18, 2012 in the Sanctuary of First Presbyterian Church, New Bern, to hear Morris Glass tell his compelling story. All Rothermel Foundation events are free and open to the public.