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‘The Rest of the Story’: Holocaust survivor to return to Paulding
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Wednesday, July 31, 2013 12:35 PM

 

PAULDING – “I surely do not want vengeance – but moral education,” states William “Bill” Meyer when remembering the Holocaust. Bill Meyer, one of the last known Holocaust survivors in the state of Indiana spoke to a captivated audience of over 400 this past May in Paulding. By popular demand, the Paulding County Carnegie Library is able to bring Mr. Meyer back to share “The Rest of the Story.”

The event will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 13 at the OSU Extension Building on the fairgrounds in Paulding.

Hear the rest of the story of how Bill Meyer, after escaping from a concentration camp, lived by his wits and fled his homeland to America where he survived with few skills, no knowledge of the language and constantly with the horrible pain of his past. Parts of his story are hilarious – such as the time he took a truck driving job and ended up in Nevada without his trailer when he was supposed to be in Philadelphia. This inspiring story will make you laugh and make you cry and is sure to impact your life.

Do not be the person that uses a minor excuse to miss this major event. It will be life changing. All survivors of the Holocaust worldwide will be gone within a few short years. Bill is recovering from a stroke and is very weak, and is anxious to return to Paulding where he says he has received the warmest welcome ever. There will be an opportunity to greet Mr. Meyer at the end of the program.

Although this program is free, guests must register in advance to ensure a seat as space is limited. Call 419-399-2032 to reserve a spot for this special event.