Thursday, November 10, 2016
Florence Post was like any other child growing up in Lithuania in the 1940s, until 1941 when the Germans invaded. She will share her story of living under Nazi Occupation and life after the war.
Florence came to America in 1949 at the age 12. She obtained a teaching degree at what is now Central Connecticut State University, and her Masters from the University of Hartford. She married and has three children and seven grandchildren.
Kristallnacht, also referred to as the Night of Broken Glass, was a series of coordinated attacks against Jews throughout Nazi Germany and parts of Austria on November 9-10, 1938. German authorities looked on as SA paramilitary and civilians carried out these attacks and covered the streets with broken glass from the windows of Jewish-owned stores, buildings, and synagogues. This annual event at the Farmington Libraries commemorates the human spirit’s ability to overcome such persecution.