Libraries, museum host Auschwitz talk

Charles Morman and Eva Kors at Kor's old schoolhouse in her home village of Portz, Romania.

The Jasper-Dubois County Public Libraries and the Dubois County Museum welcome Charles Moman to the museum at 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 24, for a presentation on his recent visits to Auschwitz, the famed Nazi death camp located in Poland and the knowledge he gathered on the Holocaust. The program — “My Journey to Auschwitz” — is free of charge and is open to adults and youths age 12 or older. Refreshments will be served by the Friends of the Library.

Charles Moman, Seymour resident and retired Seymour Community School’s teacher, traveled to Poland twice to visit Auschwitz and other Nazi death camps in 2015. On many of his visits, he accompanied Eva Kor, an Auschwitz survivor and of the Candles Holocaust Museum, who along with her twin, was experimented on by Dr. Josef Mengele at the Auschwitz camp. He also visited two other Nazi death camps, Treblinka and Majdanek. And, this past October, Moman traveled again with Eva Kor to Romania to visit her home village and other Holocaust-related sites. 

Moman is an accomplished photographer and will be using his images throughout the 90-minute talk. The presentation does not use any graphic World War II images. The talk includes basic information about the Holocaust as well as details about Moman’s trips to Poland.

The museum, at 2704 N. Newton St., is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays and from 1 to 4 p.m. Sundays. The museum is closed Mondays. For more information, call 634-7733 or visit www.duboiscountymuseum.org. The museum is also on Facebook and Twitter.

 




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