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Raised in the Shadow of the Holocaust

Thursday10/1512:30 pm - 1:30 pm

“Never again” was a phrase often heard in the house where Hella Buchheim was growing up. Her parents were Holocaust survivors; her father fled to South America on the last ship that docked. Hella’s mother was 8 years old when her perfect childhood world was disrupted by Hitler. “Never again” meant hearing about the brutality her mother endured. “Never again” also meant that Buchheim would someday carry the burden to repeat those stories of what happened to outsiders. And that is what she is going to discuss during “Raised in the Shadow of the Holocaust” on Thursday, October 15.

Hella Buchheim was born in Cochabamba, Bolivia, and grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio. She was on the staff of her high school’s weekly newspaper and, in her senior year, was editor of the Front Page. After earning her BA in communications (with a minor in photography) at Ohio State U, she then spent the next 30 years in broadcasting and broadcast sales, including time at WCCO and National Cable Communications. After 9/11, Hella decided she wanted to do something more meaningful with her life and became a personal historian, publishing memoirs for everyday people and their special lives, while also creating a CD called Creating Your Family Heirloom Cookbook. She has been doing photography since she was 10, and only five years ago started selling her photographs. Buchheim currently serves on numerous local boards in Cook County, Minnesota, and enjoys living in the woods of northern Minnesota.

Due to COVID-19, the fall 2020 series will be held entirely online. To access the live-streamed events, visit the Thursdays at the U webpage at least 5-10 minutes prior to the start of the event. There you will find instructions for joining the live session, as well as the fall schedule, news releases for each talk and archived recordings. These talks are free and open to the public, thanks to financial support from the UWECBC campus foundation.

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Event Category: Arts & Culture
Event Features: Online Event
Event Type: Online Event
Admission: Free




UW Eau Claire – Barron County

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