Mr. Steen Metz will present his testimony, “My Story: Surviving the Holocaust,” on Friday, November 3 at 7:00 pm at Temple Emanuel, 12166 Conway Road, 63141, as part of their Sabbath services. Born and raised in Denmark, Mr. Metz and his parents were deported to Theresienstadt concentration camp, where his father died of starvation. Metz and his mother were liberated by the Red Cross in April, 1945. Mr. Metz states that “it is now my life’s work to share my experiences with as many people as possible. I’m determined to keep the stories and memories alive.”
Services will be followed by an “oneg Shabbat,” literally “joy of the Sabbath,” a time for socializing, light refreshments (dietary laws observed) and an opportunity to buy Steen Metz’s memoir, A Danish Boy in Theresienstadt.
This program, free and open to the public, is generously sponsored by Dr. Erik and Carin Thyssen, beloved family members of Steen and Eileen Metz. Additional support was provided by Temple Emanuel and the St. Louis Holocaust Museum and Learning Center.
For further information, please call 314-432-5877 or 314-442-3714.