My Life in Hiding with a Christian Family During WWII
Sunday, November 11
$8/$5 member in advance | $10 at the door
Join us in welcoming Lynda Zielinski at the Decorative Arts Center of Ohio for a memorable presentation as she shares her family’s story. Born in Vienna in 1943 to a Jewish father and a Christian mother, Lynda survived the Holocaust with the help of a Catholic family, who took her in for two years while her father was forced into labor camps. They both survived and together they immigrated to Cleveland. Just a few years ago, Lynda visited Maly Trostenets, an extermination camp in what is now Belarus. There, Lynda’s grandparents and their seven children were among the estimated 65,000 who perished in the hidden death camp in the woods. Lynda will discuss her remarkable experience and share some relics from her life at this special event.
Holiday Open House: Christmas on the Home Front
Sunday, December 9
2:00 - 4:00 pm
George Johnson, Curator
Join Curator Dr. George Johnson for an informal lecture on the history, customs, and traditions of the holidays during World War II. The Reese-Peters House will dressed for the holidays and the Rising Room will transport guests back to the American home front during WWII with Christmas tree and memorabilia on display. Refreshments served.