Terezin Survivor Inge Auerbacher to attend and speak at the Orpheum

We are delighted to announce that Inge Auerbacher, Holocaust Survivor, Author and Inspirational Speaker will be joining us for the Wednesday March 2 performances of “I Never Saw Another Butterfly” at the Sioux City Orpheum Theatre. Inge is one of the 1% of children who survived Terazin.

“I stand tall and proud,
My voice shouts in silence loud:
I am a real person still,
No one can break my spirit or will:
I am a star!”

From “I Am A Star” published by Penguin Putnam Inc.

Inge with dollInge was born in Germany and spent three years between 7-10 years of age in the Terezin (Theresienstadt) concentration camp in Czechoslovakia, where out of 15,000 children, about 1 percent survived. She remembers when the now famous children’s opera Brundibar was first written and performed while she was in Terezin.  She tells her life story in three books; “I am a Star”- Child of the Holocaust, “Beyond the Yellow Star to America” and “Finding Dr. Schatz” – The Discovery of Streptomycin and A Life It Saved. Inge has also reached out to the African-American community by writing about her friends, Mary and Martha DeSaussure; pioneering track stars of Brooklyn in her third book, “Running Against the Wind.”As a Holocaust survivor her spirit and achievements are truly remarkable.


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