Old Bridge, NJ – June 13, 2019 – Holocaust survivor Lois Flamholz will share her harrowing story of survival during an appearance at the Old Bridge Public Library on Sun. June 23rd at 2pm.
Flamholz, 91, will discuss her horrific tale of cattle cars, work camps, Auschwitz, and a face-to-face encounter with Dr. Josef Mengele – the “angel of death.” Born in a small town in Czechoslovakia, her life forever changed in April 1944, when a vehicle with four Nazi soldiers stopped at the police station in town with orders to round up all of the Jewish inhabitants
After initially being sent to a ghetto, they were forced into cattle cars, with 60 people to a car. When the train of cattle cars stopped at the Auschwitz concentration camp, the Nazi soldiers ordered them to get out and to leave their possessions behind. Flamholz’ mother and younger brothers and sisters were killed immediately. She was eventually sent on a “death march” to the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp, and was eventually liberated by British soldiers. She moved to the United States in 1948 and currently resides in Monroe; she tells her story so people will never forget, and to defy the Holocaust deniers.
The Old Bridge Public Library has consistently been voted one of the three Best Public Libraries in Middlesex County by the readers of the Home News Tribune. The Library is open seven-days-a-week and is located at 1 Old Bridge Plaza at the corner of Rt. 516 and Cottrell Road in the Municipal Center. More information about this and other Library programs is available at www.oldbridgelibrary.org or by calling 732-721-5600 x5033. The satellite Laurence Harbor branch is located at 277 Shoreland Circle; phone: 732-566-2227.