Book presentation: Paul Glaser "Die Tänzerin von Auschwitz"
During a visit to Auschwitz, Paul Glaser discovered a suitcase with his surname on it. This was the start of the tentative discovery of the hidden Jewish roots of his family and the incredible survival story of his Aunt Rosie, a tempestuous and emancipated dance teacher from Amsterdam with the courage to face up to the Nazi terror. Glaser puts together Rosie’s biography and life from her diaries and letters – an authentic and emotional survival story that also tells of the struggle in a family between remembering and forgetting.
Paul Glaser was born in Maastricht in 1947. He was the director of various education and aid institutions and has been involved in the founding of a museum, a regional theater, and a Montessori school. The story of his Aunt Rosie is his first non-academic book for a wider audience.
Free admission from 6.45 p.m.
Foto Courtesy of Paul Glaser