Hear Auschwitz survivor Max Rodrigues Garcia tell his compelling story of survival from 2-4 p.m. Tuesday, April 8 at Black Hawk College.
Max Rodrigues Garcia was a teenager in Amsterdam in 1939. Max’s father believed a major war was about to explode. He felt hopeful that the Germans would bypass Holland as they had during World War I. Unfortunately, he was wrong: Hitler invaded Holland on May 10, 1940, and after several narrow escapes, Max was put on a train to Auschwitz.
Max not only survives the concentration camps, but begins to rebuild his life the moment the first American tank rolls in, working as an interpreter for his liberators.
Max later moves to America and realizes the dreams that the Holocaust could not extinguish: having a family and becoming a successful architect in San Francisco.
Copies of his autobiography, “Auschwitz, Auschwitz… I Cannot Forget You, As Long as I Remain Alive,” will be for sale for $25 (cash only please). Max will sign books after the program.
Admission is free but you must RSVP to 309-796-5304 or firstname.lastname@example.org. His presentation will be in Building 1, Room 306 (theatre) at the Quad-Cities Campus.
This presentation was funded by a grant from the Black Hawk College Quad-Cities Foundation.