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At the End of WWII: “The Last Train” an amazing and heroic story of survival

May 2 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT

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$12.00 – $30.00


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1742 - The Last Train
Thurs. May 2 @ 4pm.
$ 12.00 + HST
1745 - End of WWII
Thurs. May 2, 9, 16 @ 4pm.
$ 30.00 + HST

Classi Lectures together with Jewish Genealogical Society of Toronto and Rona Arato – “The Last Train”

“The Last Train” tells the gripping true story of young brothers Paul and Oscar Arato and their mother Lenke surviving the Nazi occupation during World War II. Living in Hungary, they initially feel insulated from the war until Hitler breaks his promise, forcing them into increasingly dire situations: a ghetto, a labor camp, and finally Bergen Belsen. Separated from their father, the boys care for their sick mother amid the horrors of the camp. As hope flickers with the sight of British planes, they are herded onto a train, fearing death. Miraculously, the train is discovered by American soldiers, leading to liberation.

The book ends with Paul, now in Canada, discovering photos of his liberation online and facing the choice of confronting his past at a reunion in New York.

In the series:
May 2: “The Last Train” with Rona Arato
May 9: “The Bricha” with Anne Dublin
May 16: The history of the DP camps with Anne Dublin


May 2
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT
$12.00 – $30.00
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Rona Arato