Author Timothy Boyce discusses a book he edited, “From Day to Day — One Man’s Diary of Survival in Nazi Concentration Camps” by Odd Nansen. The program is on Sunday, February 26, at 9:30 a.m., at Temple Avodat Shalom in River Edge.
“From Day to Day” is a World War II concentration camp diary secretly written by Nansen, a Norwegian. It details how Nansen saved the life of a 10-year-old Jewish boy, Thomas Buergenthal, while they were prisoners in Sachsenhausen. After the war, Mr. Buergenthal emigrated to the U.S., where he had a brilliant career in the field of human rights. The diary has been out of print for 60 years, until Mr. Boyce rescued it from oblivion.
He talks about how it can help readers learn how the actions of even one person can change the world for the better.
Admission includes a bagel and lox breakfast. There will also be a book sale and signing with the author. For information, call (201) 489-2463.