Holocaust survivor will speak at Temple Emanuel

Steen Metz will present his testimony, “My Story: Surviving the Holocaust,” at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 3 at Temple Emanuel, 12166 Conway Road, as part of the congregation’s Shabbat services. 

Born and raised in Denmark, Metz and his parents were deported to Theresienstadt concentration camp, where his father died of starvation. Metz and his mother were liberated by the Red Cross in April, 1945. 

“It is now my life’s work to share my experiences with as many people as possible,” said Metz. “I’m determined to keep the stories and memories alive.”

Services will be followed by an Oneg Shabbat with light refreshments (dietary laws observed) and an opportunity to buy Metz’s memoir, “A Danish Boy in Theresienstadt.”

This program, free and open to the public, is sponsored by Dr. Erik and Carin Thyssen, beloved family members of Steen and Eileen Metz. Additional support was provided by Temple Emanuel and the Holocaust Museum and Learning Center.

For more information, call 314-432-5877 or 314-442-3714.