Guided By Faith: Stories of Survival with Claire Mukundente and Magda Brown
Thursday, May 30, 2019
7:00 p.m.- 8:30 p.m.
Glenview Public Library - Community Room
1930 Glenview Road
Glenview, IL 60025
At age 15, Claire Mukundente fled Rwanda during the genocide with her daughter and 6-year old sister, Clementine. For six years, Claire lived in refugee camps before being resettled to Chicago in 2000. While more than 800 Rwandans lost their lives in the span of 100 days, Claire never lost hope. A devout Christian, Claire was guided by her faith and desire to never hate "the other."
On Magda Brown's 17th birthday she and her family were crowded onto a railroad box car with 80 other people where they travelled days without food, water or any idea where they were being sent. The final destination was the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp
in Poland. Upon arrival, Magda was separated from her family. After liberation, Magda spent six months in a displaced persons camp in Germany. From one-on-one interviews with students to auditorium speeches, Magda is on a mission to tell her story. Magda is a member of the Speaker’s Bureau of the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center and although it is painful to remember her horrendous experiences, she believes her story has to be told.
Join Claire and Magda as they highlight the role religion played in their lives during the genocides and the years that followed. Please click here
to RSVP for this event by May 27, 2019.