The Town of Hempstead’s Annual “Remembrance Day Program” will feature the inspiring story of Gloria Glantz, an innocent child living with family in Wegrow, Poland during the Nazi occupation. Gloria escaped the horror and atrocity of the Holocaust era when her mother took her from their imperiled hometown to live with friends in a neighboring village. Ms. Glantz survived certain death to grow up and enjoy a remarkable life complete with careers as a renowned educator and a Holocaust historian.
The “Remembrance Day Program” will be held on Thursday evening, April 2 at 7 p.m. in the Clubhouse of Merrick Road Park Golf Course on Clubhouse Road in Merrick. The event is presented free of charge and tickets are not required.
Gloria Glantz’s story offers an enlightening look at a dark period of world history highlighted by her miraculous and moving upbringing in a loving Christian family. Gloria’s adventurous life has seen her live in four countries upon two continents, and with all the travels and through all the achievements, she remains dedicated to keeping memories of the Holocaust and its victims alive.
Supervisor Kate Murray invites fellow Hempstead Town residents to share “an unforgettable night with a remarkable woman, whose story will move you and whose message will inspire you.”
Ms. Glantz’s lifetime achievements include a fellowship from the American Gathering of Jewish Holocaust Survivors, the American Federation of Teachers, and the Jewish Labor Committee to study the Holocaust and Resistance. She is also a previous recipient of the Spirit of Anne Frank Outstanding Educator Award.
Seating is limited for this special Holocaust program. For additional program information call the Town of Hempstead Parks Department at (516) 292-9000, ext. 255.