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Book Talk: “To Have A Tomorrow” with author Gene Fisch
January 7 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Onondaga Historical Association is pleased to invite the community to a free public lecture and book signing, featuring Gene Fisch and his new book, To Have A Tomorrow: A True Story. Join us at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 7th at the organization’s comprehensive history museum at 321 Montgomery Street in Downtown Syracuse. There, you’ll be able to pick up a copy of To Have A Tomorrow from our Gift Gallery, get it signed, and listen to the author’s insights about the book.
A note from the author’s website: “This book is the story of what my family and I experienced in one of the most terrifying and devastating of times— the period just before and during the cataclysm that was World War II, when my first home, Poland, and her people were caught between the aggression and atrocities of the Nazis in Germany and the cruelty and state-sponsored violence of the Soviet Union’s occupations, deportations, relocations, deaths by starvation, freezing and mass executions, concealed from worldwide media during the first twenty-two months of the Second World War. Most compelling about our survival, was not that a family of six survived intact three brutal occupations, even while one of three Polish citizens were left behind in silent graves, it is how my parents kept us alive during those terrible times—never betraying those values embedded in their souls, their faith, their love of country, love of family, and love of life—at a time in history that witnessed an allout attempt at the destruction of thirty-five million Slavic citizens of eastern Poland. The story follows our lives into the immediate post-war years as displaced persons in Germany and, finally, as refugees in the United States.”