In­vi­ta­tion from the Goodrich Me­mo­rial Li­brary

Stanstead Journal - - FORUM - New­port, VT

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.

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