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WWII Veteran Ernest Wertheim to Speak at Simpson University

Simpson University, in partnership with the Shasta Union High School District, is pleased to announce the return of speaker Ernest Wertheim, a 96-year-old German-Jewish storyteller and U.S. veteran who drew large crowds at several events in Redding in 2012. The free event will be from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, March 15, in the Heritage Student Life Center at Simpson University, 2211 College View Drive. Wertheim, who escaped Nazi Germany and served in the U.S. Army during World War II, lives in the San Francisco Bay Area, where he has developed a reputation as a renowned landscape architect and garden designer. He will share stories about how he escaped Nazi Germany in 1938 and became an American citizen and Army intelligence officer. He met and worked with Gen. Douglas MacArthur in the Philippines. On one occasion, Gen. MacArthur borrowed Wertheim’s rifle to shoot several Japanese soldiers who were sneaking up on them. There will be a time for audience questions and pictures after the talk. Wertheim’s new memoir, Chasing Spring, will be for sale at the event. On Tuesday morning, Wertheim will speak to area high school students at the David Marr Auditorium in Redding.

Date & Time

March 15, 2016

7:30PM - 9:00PM

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