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“Surviving Hitler, Evading Stalin” Program & Book Signing

July 13 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Join us on Saturday, July 13 at 10 am as we welcome Mildred Schindler Janzen to tell her story. Janzen, 95, lives in Ellsworth, KS now, but was just a teenager during WWII when Russian soldiers invaded her family’s peaceful farm in the German countryside and changed the course of her life forever. Janzen’s book, Surviving Hitler, Evading Stalin: One Woman’s Remarkable Escape from Nazi Germany recounts her experiences as a refugee, including separating from her family, coming to America alone as a teenager, finding love, and living the good life.

Surviving Hitler, Evading Stalin won the 2020 and 2021 “Sunny Award” from Sunbury Press for the book in each imprint that “had the biggest impact or the greatest reach.”  Additionally, Janzen received the National Medal of Honor from the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), their highest national award, and another DAR medal for Women in History. The memoir was named a 2021 American Book Fest – Best Book Award Finalist for Autobiographies & Memoirs and won a silver medal in the 2022 Illumination Book Awards:  Biography/Memoir-Inspiration. A short documentary, Mildred’s Escape, has also won eleven awards in film festivals worldwide.

Mildred will be signing copies of her book and giving a short talk with time for Q & A from the audience. Copies of Surviving Hitler, Evading Stalin are available for purchase, or if you already have a copy, feel free to bring it along! For questions, please contact Stuhr Museum at info@stuhrmuseum.org or call (308) 385-5316.


July 13
10:00 am - 11:00 am
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Stuhr Museum
(308) 385-5316
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Stuhr Museum
3133 West Highway 34
Grand Island, NE 68801 United States
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(308) 385-5316
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