Author Ernie Weiss talks about his book Out of Vienna: Eight Years of Flight from the Nazis on Thursday, August 28, from 5 to 6 p.m. at the Chilmark Public Library. Admission is free.
Ernie Weiss is the son of a Dachau concentration camp survivor. He was born in Vienna in 1931. When Hitler invaded Austria in 1938 Ernie and his family fled. After eight years on the run, taking them throughout Europe to Cuba, they obtained visas and were admitted into the United States.
Out of Vienna: Eight Years of Flight from the Nazis is about his father’s imprisonment at Dachau and the long and hectic flight through six countries to avoid persecution by the Nazis. Twenty-eight members of his family fled; ten did not survive the Holocaust.
Mr. Weiss spent six years researching his family’s history.
He attended Brookline High School and Boston University. He served two years in the U.S. Army. He has been a longtime Chilmark resident. Now retired, he had a career in sales and marketing.
For details, call 508-645-3360.