Invitation from the Goodrich Memorial Library
On Saturday, September 12th at 1 p.m. Curtis R. Whiteway, author of “Brave men Don’t Cry” will speak at the Goodrich Memorial Library.
Mr. Whiteway will speak about his experiences in World War II and his subsequent research into various aspects of his unit's experience and that of the units of other Vets he assisted, leading to his being held in high esteem by such notable institutions as the U.S. Holocaust Museum. In 1995, he was one of the six Liberators chose for the annual candle-lighting on the Day of Remembrance at the Capitol Rotunda. He was called upon to assist with the initial fund-raising campaign and did so with great success. Through the years he has shared his experiences with Universities, Colleges, Synagogues and public outlets, including magazines, newspapers and radio interviews. His oral testimony is archives with the Shoah Project and available online via YouTube. Curt resides in Craftsbury, Vermont, together with his wonderful wife of 65+ years, Ruth.
The book chronicles the vivid memoirs of a combat infantryman of the 99th Division, whose unit was at the forefront of the Battle of the Bulge and the subsequent advance into Germany during the last months of World War II. Curt's unit came upon all the horrors of war, including brutal concentration camp settings, leading to his unit being recognized as Liberators of the Muhldorf sub-camp of the main Dachau Concentration Camp in May of 1945.
This program is free and open to all. The Goodrich is handicapped accessible.