Branch District Library and Tibbits Opera House present Shores Beyond Shores Lecture & Book Signing

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In a collaborative effort between the Branch District Library and Tibbits Opera House, Holocaust survivor Irene Butter will share her story of hope at a lecture and book signing.

Irene Butter was born in Berlin and grew up as a Jewish child in Nazi-occupied Europe. A survivor of two concentration camps, she came to the US in 1945. Since the late 80s she has been teaching students about the Holocaust and the lessons she learned during those traumatic years. Her memoir, “Shores Beyond Shores,” details her journey.

Butter says, “I didn’t ask to go through the Holocaust, but I was saved through the miracles of luck and the love and determination of my Pappi. I owe it to him and everybody who suffered to talk about what I learned because suffering never ends, so our work must continue.”

Doors for this free lecture and book signing at Tibbits will open at 1pm, with the lecture beginning at 2pm. Concessions will be available for purchase.