Holocaust center to feature writer, son of survivors

Mark H. Newhouse will share his experience growing up as the child of Holocaust survivors, fighting for social justice and how he believes love is stronger than hate.

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The Holocaust Memorial Resource & Education Center of Florida will welcome noted and award-winning author Mark H. Newhouse as its next speaker in the “In My Own Words” series. The virtual event is from noon to 1 p.m. Friday, Aug. 19, and can be attended through Zoom by visiting bit.ly/3c6KQIn.

There is no cost, but an RSVP is required by calling (407) 628-0555.

The 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 and education.

As the child of Holocaust survivors, Newhouse 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.” He 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,” Newhouse said.  “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.”



Amy Quesinberry

Community Editor Amy Quesinberry was born at the old West Orange Memorial Hospital and raised in Winter Garden. Aside from earning her journalism degree from the University of Georgia, she hasn’t strayed too far from her hometown and her three-mile bubble. She grew up reading The Winter Garden Times and knew in the eighth grade she wanted to write for her community newspaper. She has been part of the writing and editing team since 1990.

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