Geoscience and Archaeology
Join Professor Freund as he recounts the dramatic escape attempt from a camp in Vilna, Lithuania (the "Jerusalem of the North") that occurred on the last night of Passover 1944, when only 11 lived to tell the story.* In this talk, Professor Freund will discuss his recent excavation in Vilna where he and his team used state-of-the-art technologies to uncover the hidden escape tunnel, dug by heroic prisoners over 76 nights, along with a mass grave at the site that had been lost for decades.
March 28, 7 pm at Congregation Beth Israel, West Hartford, CT. (Contact the synagogue directly for registration details.)
This will be Dr. Freund's final Hartford-area presentation prior to the April 19 PBS premier of NOVA's Holocaust Escape Tunnel. Check local listings for airing times and channels.
*From NOVA’s Holocaust Escape Tunnel project description.