“Descent Into Darkness” | Testimony From Twin Survivors of Dr. Josef Mengele

The Holocaust Memorial & Tolerance Center of Nassau County (HMTC) presents a Yom Hashoah Holocaust Commemoration program, Descent Into Darkness, featuring testimony from Twin Survivors of Dr. Josef Mengele, Irene Hizme and René Slotkin. This is an extremely rare opportunity to hear direct testimony from twins who miraculously survived horrific “research studies” by Mengele, Auschwitz’s infamous “Angel of Death.”

Irene and René were born in Czechoslovakia. Their father was murdered in Auschwitz-Birkenau in December 1941. The twins and their mother were sent first to Theresienstadt, and in 1943, they were deported to Auschwitz-Birkenau. After four months together the twins were taken by Mengele for “experimentation” and their mother was murdered that night. They were six years old. Irene said, “To talk about it is a descent into darkness.” Irene and René were separated at liberation and reunited in the United States in 1950. Both Irene and René live on Long Island. They may be the last living Twin Survivors of Mengele.

Seats are limited; RSVP in advance is strongly recommended.











When: Sun., Apr. 23, 2017 at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Where: Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center of Nassau County
Welwyn Preserve, 100 Crescent Beach Rd.
516-571-8040
Price: $10 suggested donation
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The Holocaust Memorial & Tolerance Center of Nassau County (HMTC) presents a Yom Hashoah Holocaust Commemoration program, Descent Into Darkness, featuring testimony from Twin Survivors of Dr. Josef Mengele, Irene Hizme and René Slotkin. This is an extremely rare opportunity to hear direct testimony from twins who miraculously survived horrific “research studies” by Mengele, Auschwitz’s infamous “Angel of Death.”

Irene and René were born in Czechoslovakia. Their father was murdered in Auschwitz-Birkenau in December 1941. The twins and their mother were sent first to Theresienstadt, and in 1943, they were deported to Auschwitz-Birkenau. After four months together the twins were taken by Mengele for “experimentation” and their mother was murdered that night. They were six years old. Irene said, “To talk about it is a descent into darkness.” Irene and René were separated at liberation and reunited in the United States in 1950. Both Irene and René live on Long Island. They may be the last living Twin Survivors of Mengele.

Seats are limited; RSVP in advance is strongly recommended.