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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, December 4 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, 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, December 4, 2019
6:00pm - 7:00pm
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