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The True Story of Henry Zguda, a Holocaust Survivor

The True Story of Henry Zguda, a Holocaust Survivor

Visit the Chandler Sunset Library on Wednesday, March 13 at 6:00 PM to hear from local author, Katrina Shawver, former columnist for the Arizona Republic. She will share experiences from her time meeting with then—85-year old Holocaust survivor, Henry Zguda, as well as her efforts in sharing his remarkable story through her book, Henry: A Polish Swimmer’s True Story of Friendship from Auschwitz to America. This award-winning biography is both a witness to the Holocaust through Polish eyes and the story of how Henry, a Polish, competitive swimmer, survives Auschwitz and Buchenwald by his wits, humor, luck, and friends.

Henry Zguda spent three years in Auschwitz and Buchenwald as a political prisoner during the second world-war. Since Henry’s death in 2003, Shawver has dedicated much of her life to finishing this book, which recounts Henry’s unique and powerful story. The book includes first-person narrative drawn from interviews with Henry, as well as original photos and documents. 

All library programs are free to attend. Registration is not required. Please call 480-782-2800 or visit www.chandlerlibrary.org. 


Wednesday, March 13, 2019
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Monsoon Room
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