Thursday, May 9, 2013

Learning Holocaust History First-Hand

Severin Fayerman
Blogger's Note: Cathy Skitko over at The Hill School has notified us of the following:

On Tuesday evening, May 14, The Hill School will welcome Severin Fayerman, Holocaust survivor and founder of the Baldwin Hardware company, to share his experiences with Hill students, particularly those currently enrolled in the World History course. 

This event is free and open to the public.

Born in Poland, Mr. Fayerman and members of his family were held as prisoners in several concentration camps, including Auschwitz, during World War II.

Mr. Fayerman and his family immigrated to the U.S. in 1945, and he began work in Manhattan at a tool and dye shop. 

With dreams of owning their own business, he and his father purchased the Baldwin Tool and Die Company in Newark, N.J., which only one year later became the successful Baldwin Hardware Co. 

Mr. Fayerman, who lives in Reading, chronicled his life in a memoir called "ASurvivor’s Story."

Mr. Fayerman will speak in the Alumni Chapel at 7:15 p.m., until approximately 8:30 p.m. He will have his memoir available for purchase.

The Hill is pleased to open this event to the Pottstown community. Guests should enter The Hill via the Beech Street entrance where they will be further assisted in reaching the Chapel.

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