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The True Story of Ruth Kapp Hartz

January 30 @ 2:00 pm - March 12 @ 3:30 pm
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Hidden: The True Story of Ruth Kapp Hartz
Hidden, a program presented together with HAMEC, Women of KI, Adult Ed, Meyers Library, & TJ Museum Hidden: The True Story of Ruth Kapp Hartz, on Sunday, March 12 at 2:00 p.m. Tickets purchased in advance $20. At the door $25. Checks payable to HAMEC, mailed to KI, 8339 Old York Road, Elkins Park, PA 19027. Hidden is a musical written by David & Jenny Heitler-Klevans based on the true story of Ruth Kapp Hartz, who as a young Jewish girl was hidden in Southern France during World War II. Ruth will talk about her experiences and introduce the program. David & Jenny will perform songs from the musical, joined by Hope Wesley Harrison and Justin Solonynka of Acoustic Blender.
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January 30 @ 2:00 pm
March 12 @ 3:30 pm
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Holocaust Awareness Museum
8339 Old York Rd
Elkins Park, PA 19027 United States
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