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Local Holocaust Survivors, WW II Liberators to Celebrate VE Day at Special Program on May 9

Local Holocaust Survivors and WW II veterans who liberated Holocaust death camps will mark the 67th anniversary of VE Day at special program honoring both groups on May 9 at 2 p.m. at the Dallas Holocaust Museum.

The local veterans and survivors—most of whom have never met before and are now in their 80s—will be interviewed about their respective experiences from April and May 1945, when Nazi death camps such as Bergen Belsen, Buchenwald and Theresienstadt were liberated by Allied forces.

Daughters of World War II and the Dallas Holocaust Museum are sponsoring the reunion of soldiers and survivors to celebrate Victory in Europe Day—known as V-E Day or VE Day—on May 8, 1945 when World War II Allies formally accepted the unconditional surrender of the armed forces ofNazi Germany and the end of Adolf Hitler’s Third Reich.

Local media personality Scott Murray will emcee the program in the theater of the Museum, 211 N. Record Street. Parking is available at the Museum’s parking lot, Houston and Pacific Streets, directly across from the Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza.

Admission to the special event is $20 for members of the Daughters of WWII and the Dallas Holocaust Museum and $25 for all other guests. WWII vets and a WWII-era guest may attend the event for free. Seating is limited. RSVP to lauren.wild@daughtersofww2.org