Taming My Monsters: A Survivors’ Son’s Story with Mark Newhouse
Friday, Aug 19 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pmFree
The Holocaust Memorial Resource & Education Center of Florida presents an In My Own Words Event, “Taming My Monsters: A Survivors’ Son’s Story.”
Mark H. Newhouse, The Award Winning Author of The Devil’s Bookkeepers Trilogy, Shares His Experience Growing Up As The Child Of Holocaust Survivors, Fighting For Social Justice, And How He Believes Love Is Stronger Than Hate.
WHEN: August 19, 2022, 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.
WHERE: Virtual, Zoom https://www.holocaustedu.org/events/taming-my-monsters-the-survivors-sons-story/
COST: Free. RSVP required.
The Holocaust Memorial Resource & Education Center of Florida is proud to welcome noted and award-winning author Mark H. Newhouse as our next speaker in the “In My Own Words” (IMOW) series. The IMOW series is a forum where people involved in extraordinary circumstances can share their stories, experiences, and insights. The series focuses on a variety of social issues including the Holocaust, social justice, race, gender, tolerance, education, and more.
We hope you will join us for this free hour long discussion with author Mark H. Newhouse. As the child of Holocaust survivors, Mark shares his journey of living with his parents’ experiences through personal anecdotes, humor, and dramatic readings which have been called a “tribute to the immutable human spirit.” Mark relates how he rediscovered his history and wrote his award-winning “The Devil’s Bookkeepers” trilogy, a suspenseful, hope-filled series of novels set in the Holocaust.
“I was born in a displaced persons camp in Germany, two years and one day after my mom was freed from Auschwitz,” says author Mark H. Newhouse. “As I grew up, there wasn’t much discussion about the Holocaust. Many years later I discovered a copy of the Chronicle of the Lodz Ghetto in my mother’s belongings and my world changed. I realized I was part of history and these stories needed to be told. The only way we will make the world a better place for us and future generations is to teach people to love each other and how to embrace hope.”
Mark sits on the board of directors of the Florida Writers Association and youth chairperson for the Florida Writers Association. Additionally, Mark was New York State Reading Association Teacher of the year in 1989, served as a teacher trainer for Newsday, and was an adjunct instructor at SUNY Old Westbury.
“We are so excited to have Mark H. Newhouse speaking with us. His Devil’s Bookkeepers series is riveting work of historical fiction set in the Lodz Ghetto. His characters come to life with such realism and yet, Mark finds a way for us to find hope for them as they experience the horrors of life in unimaginable circumstances. They even find love when it is least expected. These are the stories we want to bring to the world through our work at The Holocaust Memorial Resource & Education Center of Florida,” says Talli Dippold, CEO of the Holocaust Center. “Mark has an important message to share and it’s relevant, especially as we try to elevate the conversation about people who have been discriminated against and under-represented.”
For more information and to register for this free event, click here: https://www.holocaustedu.org/events/taming-my-monsters-the-survivors-sons-story/ or call The Holocaust Memorial Resource & Education Center of Florida at 407-628-0555.