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Posted: Wednesday, January 23, 2013 10:12 am | Updated: 11:56 am, Fri Jan 25, 2013.

Oskar Knoblauch, the author of “A Boy’s Story — A Man’s Memory Surviving the Holocaust 1933-1945,” will recount his story of loss and survival at the Red Mountain Library on Saturday, Jan. 26.

Knoblauch was born in Germany in 1925, but his childhood was interrupted when Hitler rose to power in 1933.

Knoblauch was detained during the Holocaust and his experiences shaped him into a promoter of tolerance, forgiveness, and understanding.In 1936 his family moved to Krakow to avoid the Nazis, but Poland was invaded soon after with the beginning of WWII. Knoblauch lived his youth as a Holocaust detainee and later penned his memoir of terror, loss, and triumph. “With much encouragement from my family, I began writing a journal of my Holocaust experience,” Author Oskar Knoblauch said. “Finally in 2007, my journal evolved into a book, ‘A Boy’s Story - A Man’s Memory Surviving the Holocaust 1933-1945’, which was published in 2010. I am honored to be asked to come into classrooms and auditoriums to speak to children and adults of all ages about my book and details of the Holocaust”.

Hear Knoblauch’s story Saturday, Jan. 26 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Red Mountain Library Program Room, 635 N. Power Road. For more information, contact Mesa Librarian Bruce Barnes at (480) 644-2207.

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