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The Birds Sang Eulogies
June 10 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm MST
Friday, June 10 2022 – 10AM-12PM (MST)
SPEAKER: Mirla G. Raz, daughter of Holocaust Survivors
Mirla Geclewicz Raz is the daughter of Holocaust survivors. Her father was living in Lodz when the Germans entered in September 1939. Draconian laws were put into place immediately. In March 1940, the Jews of Lodz were trapped inside the Lodz Ghetto. When the Lodz Ghetto was liquidated in August 1944, her father and his remaining family members were shipped to Auschwitz. Ms. Raz’s mother was living in the city of Lvov (now Lviv in Ukraine) when Hitler broke his pact with Stalin. Her mother and her family were forced into the Lvov Ghetto. She escaped into Germany where she worked as a maid in a German household. A quiet woman, she expressed her emotions of living through those horrific years in her poetry.
Ms. Raz will present her parents incredible stories of survival and what it was like growing up as a child of survivors. Ms. Raz will read a couple of her mother’s very emotive poems.