|The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum cordially invites you to attend the2011 LOS ANGELES DINNER
FEATURING GERDA WEISSMANN KLEIN
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 13
Beverly Hilton Hotel
9876 Wilshire Boulevard
Beverly Hills, California5:30 p.m. Cocktail reception
6:45 p.m. DinnerJoin us in honoring Holocaust survivor Gerda Weissmann Klein, who was just 15 years old when the German army invaded her hometown of Bielsko, Poland. In 1945, Gerda was liberated by the Fifth Infantry Division of the US Army after a death march. One of her liberators, a young GI named Kurt Klein, would become her beloved husband of over 55 years.
Now an acclaimed author whose autobiography All But My Life has been in print for 54 years, the subject of the Emmy and Academy Awards winning documentary One Survivor Remembers, an accomplished humanitarian, and the recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, Gerda exemplifies the tenacity of the human spirit and the values the Museum was established to protect.
Tickets are $500 per person.
RSVP by December 2 at www.ushmm.org/events/2011losangelesdinner/.