MCGS speaker will share untold history of ethnic German survivors, Monday, Nov. 25

Dr. Erika Vora, professor emeritus of St. Cloud State University, will present a program at Monday’s (Nov. 25) Morrison County Genealogy Society’s (MCGS) meeting. The program is based on the book she authored, entitled, “Silent No More.” She will speak at 7 p.m., at the Carnegie Library in Little Falls.

This book reveals the untold living history of 30 ethnic German survivors who finally broke their silence and talked about their heartbreaking experiences of forced deportation, expulsion and flight during World War II and its aftermath. They were deported from their homes in Romania and Yugoslavia; expelled from their homes in Czechoslovakia; and had to flee from their homes in Poland and all the Eastern provinces of Germany.

Vora will also give insights into how others can write stories about their own ancestors and the struggles they may have had to endure.

The MCGS sharing session begins at 6 p.m., prior to the program. The public is welcome to attend.


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