Ruth Hartz, a hidden child during WWII in Southern France to speak at UMass Dartmouth on October 25

"An Afternoon with Ruth Hartz" is October 25 at 4:30 p.m. at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Claire T. Carney Library browsing area, 285 Old Westport Rd, North Dartmouth. Parking is available in parking lot 13. Admission is free. The event is sponsored by the Boivin Center for French Language and Culture and the Center for Jewish Culture.

Ruth Hartz, a hidden child in southern France during World War II, has dedicated her life to speaking about the Holocaust, tolerance, prejudice and discrimination. When she was four years old, she and her family were hidden by sympathetic villagers in the south of France. She and her parents survived the war. 
"An Afternoon with Ruth Hartz" is October 25 at 4:30 p.m. at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Claire T. Carney Library browsing area, 285 Old Westport Rd, North Dartmouth. Parking is available in parking lot 13. Admission is free. The event is sponsored by the Boivin Center for French Language and Culture and the Center for Jewish Culture. 
Ruth graduated from the Sorbonne in France and moved to the United States in 1958. Ruth married, raised a family and taught French language, literature and culture at the Springside School in Philadelphia for twenty-two years.  Today a section of the Springside School library is dedicated to Holocaust studies  and named after Ruth Hartz. In recognition of her service at Byrn Mawr College, Ruth received the Legion of Honor from the Chapel of Four Chaplains.    
Her childhood memoirs, "Your Name is René," published in 1999 by the Oxford University Press was translated into French by Beachlloyd Publishers in 2005. Ruth is a member of the Pennsylvania Holocaust Education Council, the American Association of Teachers of French and the Alliance Française.  She conducts workshops on teaching the lessons of the Holocaust nationwide.  From the Congregation Rodelph Shalom, she received the "Selda Frieder Award" for her outstanding contributions to the Jewish Community. 
For further information, please contact Maria Sanguinetti at favela@comcast.net. 


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