Speaker Irene Perbal at Library/Archives

May 14, 2018 by

Speaker Irene Perbal at Library/Archives

Life Under Nazi Rule

by Irene Perbal


Sunday, May 27, 2018 at 3 p.m.

Mokelumne Hill Library/Archives


Irene Perbal, resident of Mokelumne Hill, is going to present her early life in Holland under Nazi occupation.  With slides and personal knowledge she will tell of her and her family’s harrowing experience hiding Jewish friends in their house “in spite of the Nazi’s warning that whomever helped a Jew would be treated like one. In 1942 the Gestapo invaded our house, my father was taken with them [the Jews] to a concentration camp.” Follow her family’s endurance while learning history from first hand experience.


This is the first part of Irene’s unusual life to be presented in the Occasional  Speaker Series.  Part two will be her “new” life in the Belgium Congo, 1946 to 1960.


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