Lecture and book signing: The Red Handkerchief by Yvonne Ward-Hughes
At age 19, Yvonne Ward-Hughes' mother, Maria Spronk-Hughes, joined a resistance group in Amsterdam and performed acts of sabotage against the Nazis. At age 22, she was arrested by the Gestapo and sent to a Nazi prison and then to the Vught concentration camp. In 1944, she was put on trial by the Nazis for sabotage. The Red Handkerchief is based on her story.
The author will speak about her mother's experiences and moral courage.
The event is co-presented with the Holocaust Museum Houston.