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04/02/2004
Nassau Residents to Discuss Their Struggles Under Hitler's Regime

CONTACT: Steve Mullen (518) 629-8063
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Friday, April 2, 2004

Hudson Valley Lecture Series Presents Fritz and Hildegard von Waldenburg

Artists Fritz and Hildegard von Waldenburg will share their story of loss and survival under Hitler's regime in Germany as a part of Hudson Valley Community College's Voices: A Library Lecture Series.

The presentation, titled "That's How it is, My Child," will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, April 7 in Hudson Valley Community College's Bulmer Telecommunications Center auditorium. Admission is free.

The von Waldenburgs, who live in Nassau, immigrated to the United States from Berlin in 1955. In her book, "That's How it is, My Child," Mrs. Von Waldenburg describes life in Germany during World War II, drawing from her own experiences and those of her husband, Fritz, who was drafted into the German army and lost his leg during the war.

As artists, the von Waldenburg's also will discuss how Hitler's suppression of impressionist artwork affected them and their creativity.

Following the presentation, there will be a book signing and a reception in the auditorium.

Hudson Valley Community College, located at 80 Vandenburgh Avenue in Troy, offers more than 50 degree and certificate programs in four academic divisions: Business; Engineering and Industrial Technologies; Health Science; and Liberal Arts and Sciences; and an Educational Opportunity Center for academic and career training. One of 30 community colleges in the State University of New York system, it has an enrollment of more than 11,000 students each year, and is known as a leader in distance learning initiatives and workforce training.