April 28, 2011
firstname.lastname@example.org or 212.217.4700Dr. Suzanne Vromen, author of Hidden Children of the Holocaust: Belgian Nuns and Their Daring Rescue of Young Jews from the Nazis (Oxford University Press), will speak about the Jewish children hidden in Belgian convents during World War II and the courageous Christian women who saved their lives. This is FIT's tenth annual free program to commemorate the Holocaust.
Vromen’s book paints a vivid picture of the brave individuals who risked everything to protect innocent young strangers. She also provides a riveting account of the “hidden children” who lived to tell their stories. Vromen examines the children’s lives after the war – how they faced the devastating loss of parents, struggled to regain their identities, and sought to memorialize those who saved them.
Suzanne Vromen is Professor Emeritus of Sociology at Bard College, where she taught for 22 years.Dr. Anne Griffin, Professor of Political Science at The Cooper Union, will introduce Dr. Vromen.
This event is sponsored by FIT’s Diversity Council, and is free and open to the public.
For more information, contact Dr. Roberta Paley at212 217.4930 or email@example.com.