Beacon Salon – Barbara Bergren

A Witness For My Father

Barbara Bergren

The presentation will chronicle the story of Bergren’s father, Martin Weigen, before, during, and after WWII, highlighting the reunion between him and the former lieutenant John Withers who was in charge of a segregated African-American army unit during the war. Through acts of kindness, Weigen finds his way to recovery after his liberation from the Dachau concentration camp. A true story of the worst and best of humanity — where two men are touched by discrimination and the horror of war and experience resilience, hope, and inspiration.

This Salon Speaker Series event is at the Venetian Center in Leesburg.

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