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The True Story of Henry Zguda, a Holocaust Survivor

The True Story of Henry Zguda, a Holocaust Survivor

Local author, Katrina Shawver 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. 

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.  

Thanks to the Arizona Community Foundation, our Monsoon Room is equipped with an assistive listening system. If you would like to use this system during the program, please speak with a staff member about borrowing a listening device prior to the start of the program.


Wednesday, December 4, 2019
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Monsoon Room
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