Simon Gronowski at Vista Grande Community Center, Sandia Park
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Simon Gronowski

“The bigger the crime, the greater forgiveness.”

The attack on the 20th convoy to Auschwitz was unusual and life-altering for many. Three men from the Belgian Resistance tricked the Nazis running the train to stop in the middle of the night and then hastily cut the barbed wire keeping in more than 1,600 people in freight wagons; 233 escaped and 118 survived. On Friday, Dec. 9, one of those survivors, Simon Gronowski, will be at Vista Grande Community Center to speak about his experiences during this horrific and turbulent time, followed by a jazz piano performance beginning at 7:30pm. Gronowski is a Doctor of Law at Université libre de Bruxelles, but in his spare time plays jazz piano and travels the world discussing his most painful experiences and how he's learned to forgive. Advance tickets to see this incredible survivor are $15 for adults and $12 for students and seniors. (Megan Reneau)

Friday Dec 9, 2016

15 La Madera Rd
Sandia Park, NM 87047

Phone: 468-7500






Richard Atkins

Phone: 5056818376
Website: Click to Visit

Hear the harrowing expierence of the Belgian holocaust survivor and jazz pianist followed by a performance and a question and answer session.

On April 19, 1943, 11 year old Simon Gronowski along with his mother and sister were on a death train to Auschwitz.  However, during their fateful journey, something miraculous happened.  Come hear Simon relate his harrowing experience at the hands of the Nazis.  Simon is also an accomplished jazz pianist and will play for your listening pleasure.  Afterwards, a question and answer will be held to get to know Simon better.