Ivan Backer Author of My Train to Freedom - Tuesday, April 3 at 6:30 PM

Event Date: 
Tuesday, April 3, 2018 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Ivan Backer author of My Train To Freedom, A Jewish Boy’s Journey from Nazi Europe to a Life of Activism Will Speak at the Tolland Public Library


On April 3rd at 6:30 pm in the Program Room of the Tolland Public Library, Ivan Backer will speak about his book which is an autobiography of his life. As a ten-year-old, Ivan was put on one of Sir Nicholas Winton’s Kinder-Transport Trains to flee Nazi-occupied Czechoslovakia for England. His book is the story of his escape, boyhood, and eventual life in America and the Hartford area. Ivan became a humanitarian and activist for peace and justice. There will be a questioning time at the end of the talk, and an opportunity to purchase books and have them signed.

This program is free and sponsored by the Friends of the Tolland Public Library. Please call the library at 860/871-3620 to register for the talk or for more information.