03 June 2018 ~ Comments Off on June Monthly Gathering – My Journey of Survival, by Holocaust Survivor Irene Miller

June Monthly Gathering – My Journey of Survival, by Holocaust Survivor Irene Miller

Come and hear a different kind of Holocaust story, as Irene Miller, a Holocaust survivor, takes you on a journey little written of or known about. An amazing story of hope, the struggle to stay alive, and resilience of the human spirit. Listen to her narrative and will sleep in the winter under an open sky in no man’s land; you will freeze in a Siberian labor camp with the bears at your door. In Uzbekistan, you will live on boiled grass or broiled onions, and shiver with malaria. You will spend years in orphanages. In the end, you will wonder how a child with this background grows up to become a positive, creative, accomplished woman with a joy for living and love to share.

Irene Miller is a retired healthcare executive who has held positions as a hospital administrator, developer and administrator of the first federally qualified HMO in Michigan, and director of mental health for Livingston County. She also directed the psychiatric division at Detroit Osteopathic Hospital and treatment centers for drug addicted and dual diagnosed women and their children at the DMC. For a year she served in Washington DC on an advisory committee for issues related to drug addiction in women and children. Before immigrating to the U.S., she was a public school teacher in Israel.

In retirement Irene serves as a a docent and speaker for the Detroit Institute of Arts, a courts mediator, and on the Board of Directors of the American Jewish Committee. Since publishing her book, “Into No Man’s Land: A Historical Memoir”, in 2012, Irene has lectured extensively throughout the Midwest and in Canada. Her memoir serves her mission to promote tolerance and acceptance of diversity.

Ms. Miller has been interviewed extensively for articles in newspapers and on radio and TV stations across the country. Her story was the basis for the PBS documentary “Irene; Child of the Holocaust”, which premiered December 2016.

Irene Miller has lived in a number of countries, traveled extensively, and speaks 6 languages.

Join us on Saturday, June 16 at Northwest Unitarian Universalist Church in Southfield. Doors open at 7pm. The program begins at 8pm.

Adult members: $4, or a strip of 4 tickets – $12
Adult guests: $5
Children 12 and under: $2
Members receive free admission in the month of their birthday

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