Ruth Lindemann

On Saturday, Sept. 28, the Friends of the Seaside Library will host author Ruth Lindemann in the Community Room at 1 p.m.

Lindemann will be speaking about her books of historical fiction “To Survive Is Not Enough” and “They Will Not Be Forgotten.” She will also speak about her experiences as a child survivor of the Holocaust.

Lindemann was born in Vienna, Austria in 1933. Austria was taken over by the Nazi’s five years later in March of 1938. She lived with her grandmother during this period and remembers all of the Jewish men being arrested and taken to the camps.

In 1939 Lindemann and her mother were moved into a Jewish ghetto, where they lived, while awaiting paperwork that would allow them to go the Unites States. During a final visit to her grandmother, in 1940, Lindemann and her mother escaped being captured by going into hiding in a neighbor’s house.

Her grandmother, aunt, uncle, and cousins met a different fate and were among the masses who were interred. Lindemann and her parents eventually fled to the United States and were able move to Portland before settling in Longview Washington. In recent years, Lindemann has been a lecturer at the Holocaust Museum in Portland and the Tolerance Education Center in Rancho Mirage, California.

The Seaside Public Library is located at 1131 Broadway. For more information call 503-738-6742 or visit

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