Holocaust survivor to speak at FVCC

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Holocaust survivor Pete Metzelaar will share his story in a lecture at Flathead Valley Community College on April 10.

When Metzelaar was 7 years old, Nazis stormed his family’s home in Amsterdam and seized everyone except for him and his mother.

The Dutch Underground contacted Klaus and Roefina Post on the Metzelaars’ behalf seeking a place of refuge. The Posts risked their lives to shelter Metzelaar and his mother on their small farm in northern Holland, where they remained in hiding for more than two years before having to move to a new location.

Sponsored by FVCC, the Holocaust Center for Humanity and the Glacier Jewish Community, Metzelaar’s presentation will bring the Holocaust to life and encourage audience members to connect lessons of the past with contemporary issues such as hate crimes, bullying and genocide.

Free and open to the public, the lecture will begin at 7 p.m. in the large community room of the Arts and Technology Building.

For more information about the event, contact Gerda Reeb at greeb@fvcc.edu.

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