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Collecting Stories: Aledo’s Deb Bowen Makes the Holocaust – and Its Survivors – Real to Children with “A Book by Me”
Written By: Jeff Ignatius
Section: News/Features

Category: Feature Stories

2011-04-14 14:27:25

Deb Bowen is the first to admit that she didn’t have a plan for what has become A Book by Me, a series of short books for children, mostly about Holocaust survivors, written and illustrated primarily by middle- and high-school students.

“I don’t really know why I took the initiative to do it [initially], except that I felt their stories were so important,” she said last week.

The seed was planted in 2003, when she attended a Yom HaShoah event so her daughter could get extra credit at school. There, she learned that three Holocaust survivors in the Quad Cities were all named Esther. “I’d never been to a synagogue before” that Holocaust remembrance, said Bowen, who’s a Christian.


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Finally Telling the Story: Former Augustana Professor Discusses the Holocaust
Written By: Jeff Ignatius
Section: News/Features

Category: Feature Stories

2009-04-22 13:28:31

Ralph Troll. Photo by Marla Neuerburg, Augustana CollegeRalph Troll spent 40 years teaching biology at Augustana College, and he only told the story there twice.

The first time was in the late 1980s, when he was asked to speak to a German class, because he was from Germany.

"It was just kind of part of the story," he said last week.

And then in the 1990s, the college asked him to give a senior-recognition talk. "I'm a biologist," he said. "They didn't want to hear about anything like that.

"I decided: This is a good day to do this. ... That's really the first time I told the whole story."

In all, Troll - who is now 77 years old and an emeritus professor at Augustana - said that he's told about his family's experiences in Germany during World War II five times, which is five more times than his mother talked to her children about her stay in a concentration camp. He'll lecture twice next week, on Sunday at Davenport's Temple Emanuel and on Monday at Augustana College.
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