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WW2 Museum offers International Holocaust Remembrance Day special event

Steven Hess survived the horrors of the concentration camps along with his twin Marion Ein Lewin, one of only a few twins who lived through the Holocaust. Hess will serve as a living reminder of the Holocaust on International Holocaust Remembrance Day, Wednesday, January 27, as the National World War II Museum will present a virtual webinar with Hess titled “Survival Against All Odds” at 6:00 p.m. CST.

Steven Hess (Photo courtesy of National World War II Museum)

Hess and his twin might be the very last set of twins to survive the Shoah. Born to a German-Jewish family, the Hesses were first sent to Westerbork after the invasion of The Netherlands by the Nazis. Later, they were sent to Bergen-Belsen, where they survived for more than a year and were among the fewer than 5% of Jews who had been deported from The Netherlands and survived after the war.

Hess will speak virtually from his home in in Rochester, NY. His sister resides in Chevy Chase, MD. Hess later served four years as an officer in the U.S. Navy.

To register for the event sponsored by Taube Philanthropies, click the link below: .


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