The Englewood Public Library and the Simon Wiesenthal Center sponsor a program that brings author Maya Ross to Englewood to discuss her book, “Abe-vs-Adolf: The True Story of Holocaust Survivor Abe Peck,” on Wednesday, January 10, at 7 p.m. This is the second author lecture in a collaborative series between the two institutions.
“Abe-vs-Adolf” is the story of Holocaust survivor Abe Peck. When he was 15 until he was 20, he was imprisoned in nine different concentration camps and was starved, shot, and tortured. Mr. Peck was the only one in his immediate family to survive the Holocaust, and the last remaining survivor from the Polish town of Szadek.
The Simon Wiesenthal Center is a global human rights organization researching the Holocaust and hate in both historic and contemporary contexts. The center confronts anti-Semitism, hate, and terrorism, promotes human rights and dignity, stands with Israel, defends the safety of Jews worldwide, and teaches the lessons of the Holocaust for future generations. The Englewood Public Library is at 31 Engle St. A book signing will follow Ms. Ross’s talk and copies of the book will be for sale.
For information, call Michael Cohen of the Simon Wiesenthal Center at (212) 697-1180, or email him at MCohen@Wiesenthal.com.