Saturday 16 June (7.30 – 9.30pm)
Celebration of the life of Eric Sanders, Norbury and Pollard Hill Labour Party’s oldest member,
Organised by Crystal Palace & Upper Norwood Labour Party,
Fundraising contributions to Croydon North Labour Party and the Jewish Labour Movement.
Born in 1919, young Ignaz Erich Schwarz, son of Jewish parents, stood on the pavement watching Adolf Hitler arrive in Vienna in March 1938. During the next few months, he and his parents emigrated from Vienna to Britain. His life has been an interesting, exciting one. During World War Two he served for seven years in the British Army, including three in the Special Operations Executive, one as an interpreter in a German Prisoner of War camp and one in the Legal Division of the British Occupation of Austria. Last year, he received an Austrian Cross of Honour for Culture and Science from the President of Austria.
Eric’s son, Paul, will be guiding the audience through the evening, which will be accompanied by musical interludes. On the night you will also be able to purchase, at reduced prices, a copy of Eric’s autobiography Secret Operations, From Music to Morse and Beyond”, as well as his novel, a thriller, in two volumes Mazes 1, Murder in Munich” and Mazes 2, Conspiracy in Vienna.” The autobiography tells the story of a young promising pianist and composer, Eric, whose chances of a career have been destroyed by the arrival of the Nazis.
Tickets (inclusive of a drink) are £10 waged or £5 unwaged. Each book will cost £10, but all three can be purchased for £20.
Please register for the event on https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/myevent?eid=61336410856 and if you have any specific questions please be in touch with Will Townsend on firstname.lastname@example.org