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Holocaust Survivor ALTER WIENER speaks at Beaverton, OR library Jan. 2012

Holocaust Survivor ALTER WIENER speaks at Beaverton City Library (Oregon), January 2012. **Alter Wiener has no financial interest in the production or distribution of this video.** - Alter Wiener's book "From a Name to a Number: A Holocaust Survivor's Autobiography" on - Alter's website -- read the Preface of his book for free (4 pages) http - Facebook page for Alter's book Alter Wiener's father was brutally murdered on September 11, 1939 by the German invaders of Poland. Alter was then a boy of 13. At the age of 15 he was deported to Blechhammer, a Forced Labor Camp for Jews, in Germany. He survived five camps. Upon liberation by the Russian Army on May 9, 1945, Alter weighed 80 lbs as reflected on the book's cover. Alter Wiener is one of the very few Holocaust survivors still living in Portland, Oregon. He moved to Oregon in 2000 and since then he has shared his life story with around 800 audiences (as of February, 2013) in universities, colleges, middle and high schools, Churches, Synagogues, prisons, clubs, etc. He has also been interviewed by radio and TV stations as well as the press. Wiener's autobiography is a testimony to an unfolding tragedy taking place in WWII. Its message illustrates what prejudice may lead to and how tolerance is imperative. This book is not just Wiener's life story but it reveals many responses to his story. Hopefully, it will enable many readers to truly understand such levels of horror ...
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