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A Story of Survival and Courage in the Face of Evil

Date: October 2, 2017
Time: 1:30 pm

Something Beautiful Happened: A Story of Survival and Courage in the Face of Evil

Yvette Manessis Corporon

 

Monday, October 2, 1:30 p.m.

Yvette Manessis Corporon grew up listening to her grandmother’s stories about how the people of the small Greek island Erikousa hid the Jewish tailor Savvas and his daughters from the Nazis. Even though everyone on the island knew Savvas’ family was hiding there, no one gave them up and the family survived the war. Seventy years later, Yvette found their descendants in Israel, leading to a tearful reunion. Only days later, her own cousin’s child was gunned down in a neo-Nazi attack in Kansas. As Yvette’s family mourned, the lessons she had learned from Holocaust survivors helped her cope with this tragedy. This is a story about courage and the importance of vigilance against hatred.

$5 suggested donation for members / $8 suggested donation for non-members

 

For more information please contact Peggy Kurtz at 718-268-5011 ext. 151 or by email at PKurtz@cqy.org




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