Event Summary
Event Date : January 20, 2015 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Address : The Menil Collection, 1533 Sul Ross St., Houston, TX 77006
Phone : 713-942-8000
Subject : “The Red Handkerchief: A Holocaust Memoir,” with Yvonne Ward-Hughes
Detail : At age 19, Yvonne’s mother, Maria Spronk-Hughes joined a resistance group in Amsterdam and performed acts of sabotage against the Nazis. At age 22, she was arrested by the Gestapo and sent to a Nazi prison and then to the Vught concentration camp. In 1944, she was put on trial by the Nazis for sabotage. “The Red Handkerchief” is based on her life experience. Yvonne will speak about her mother’s experiences and her moral courage to do the right thing. “The Red Handkerchief,” which is part of the permanent exhibition at HMH will be on loan to the Menil Collection for display during their exhibit “Experiments with Truth: Gandhi and Images of Non-Violence. Admission is free, and advance registration is not required.