Passports For Life: Holocaust Rescue & Survival | Cartersville Student Center | April 4th @2pm

Have you ever saved a life?

Have you ever wondered what it would feel like to be Jewish and living in Europe during the Holocaust with little to no hope?

My grandfather, Stefan Ryniewicz, was able to help Heinz Lichtenstern, a Jewish metals industry executive, survive in Nazi-occupied Amsterdam through a falsified foreign passport.

Come hear the amazing story of how a small group of people put their lives on the line and were able to save numerous Jews from concentration camps during World War II.

K. Heidi Fishman, granddaughter of Heinz Lichtenstern, and Professor Alexandra MacMurdo Reiter, granddaughter of Stefan Ryniewicz, will share how the Bernese Group operated this clandestine passport scheme.

Please join us for a lecture in Cartersville at the Student Center Room 102 A & B on Thursday, April 4, 2019 @ 2:00 PM followed by a book signing and reception.

Cartersville Faculty:

This is an excellent extra credit opportunity for your students! Extra credit sign in sheets will be available.


If you are planning on bringing your TR 2 PM class to this event, please email me so I may have a proper head count for food.

This is a free and open event to the public, sponsored by Students Without Borders and part of GHC Humanities Womens History Series.

Please direct any inquiries to

Thank you.

Heidi Alex GHC talk 2019