February 23, 2019

Veteran’s Day Witnesses to History, Essex Library

Ben Cooper and Henny Simon will speak together on Veteran’s Day, Friday November 11th, at Essex Town Hall, about their experiences in World War II; he as a medic who witnessed Dachau, she as a survivor of the death camps

Those who forget history are doomed to repeat it. Ben Cooper was a young combat medic with the 45thInfantry Division in WWII when he was sent to Germany to be an official witness at the Dachau Concentration Camp, an experience he never spoke of until 1990.

He broke his decades-long silence, he explains, to help today’s youth understand the reality of war, and to bear witness to what he saw at the Holocaust so that it might never be repeated.  Henny Simon,  a German Jew, experienced the horrors of the Ghetto and the death camps from the opposite side; as a internee and survivor.

Today, the two are friends, and speak together on this compelling, ever-relevant topic. The Essex Library is proud to present the fourth in its WITNESSES TO HISTORY series of programs on Veteran’s Day, Friday November 11 at 3 p.m., at Essex Town Hall, with Ben Cooper and Henny Simon.

Please don’t miss this extraordinary opportunity to hear history, as told by those who were there to see and live it. This is a program you will never forget. Call the Essex Library to register, or for more information, at 860-767-1560. The Essex Town Hall is located at 29 West Avenue in Essex.