Herta Pollak


Herta Pollak was born in Germany, spent time in Danzig, and then settled with her parents in Milan, Italy. She received a great deal of help from her Italian neighbors throughout the War years. After the German occupation, her father was sent to the Ferramonte Concentration Camp. She was able to visit him there, and so can describe the vast difference between this Italian camp and those camps run by the Germans, to which, fortunately, her father was never deported. Herta and her mother survived using false papers and then later by going into hiding. After liberation, she met and married Branko Pollak and moved with him to the United States.


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"We Refuse to be Enemies" Book Talk

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An interfaith dialogue between an American Jew and a Muslim. Based on the book written by Sabeeha Rehman and Walter Ruby. All in-person attendees must wear a mask while in attendance.

The Gift of Our Wounds

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Join us to listen to the authors of "The Gift of Our Wounds" as they talk about their stories of transformation, forgiveness and collaboration as a way to over come hate and grow to understanding. This event requires preregistration and you can access it using the link provided. This event is co-sponsored by HGI, Lewis University Peace & Justice Studies and Gros Institute.

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