Death March Escape

With Jack Hersch

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By April 1945, eighteen year old Dave Hersch had already survived nearly a year in the hell of Mauthausen. Although emaciated and barely alive, he was ordered on a 34 mile death march.

He never reached his destination. Instead, he escaped. Recaptured a short while later, he was inexplicably not killed, but instead returned to Mauthausen. Put on another death march a week later, Dave did the impossible: He escaped again. In a warm and emotionally engaging story, his son Jack digs deeply into both his father's life and his own, revisiting - and reflecting on - his father's time at the hands of the Nazis during the last year of the Second World War, when more than mere survival was at stake - the fate of humanity itself hung in the balance.

Jack Hersch is a strategic advisor to investment institutions and corporate managements, and has guest-lectured all over USA.

The event will be chaired by Laura Marks, Chair of Holocaust Memorial Day Trust and founder of Mitzvah Day

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