• may-2019-belgian-talk

Event Category: Literature, Reading, & Books

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  • The Belgian Heritage Center will be hosting author Irene Litz-Barre on Saturday, May 25,2019, when she will speak about her book, Following the Lines: World War II as Experienced by a Belgian Girl. Belgian pie and coffee will be served.

    In this book she tells the story of her teenage years in Belgium spent in the chaos of World War II. In May 1940, after the German invasion, her father is sent to the front, while she and her mother evacuate under German Stuka bomber attacks. On their exodus, they find refuge in southern France. Three months later returning across the German demarcation line, they find her father also back home. He had escaped from the Germans twice. Soon, he is dangerously mixing secret underground activity with his Gendarmerie job supervised by the Germans.

    The author, who now lives in the Milwaukee area, will speak twice at 10:30 and 11:30. She will be available to meet with and discuss her experiences until 1:00 p.m.

    The Belgian Heritage Center is located at 1255 County DK, Brussels in the heart of the unincorporated community of Namur.

    Contact Info:
    Barb Chisholm – barbmike71269@sbcglobal.net – 920-493-5969
    Ann Jinkins – jinkins.ann@gmail.com – 920-743-1189
    Website: http://www.belgianheritagecenter.org

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  • Venue:

    Belgian Heritage Center
    1255 Cty DK
    Brussels, WI