Friday Night at the Museum to host program “Marcel Singer: The Gentle Butcher of Hong Kew”  

Posted by Matt Carl, Manager/Curator

The Bradford County Historical Society host a program titled, Marcel Singer: The Gentle Butcher of Hong Kew, scheduled for Friday, October 16, 2015 at 6 p.m. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. There is no admission charge for this event but donations are appreciated. To reserve a seat, participants are asked to register by calling 570-265-2240 or by email at info@bradfordhistory.com.

A small town in Austria was taken over by the Nazis and in March of 1938 all the Jews were expelled. After living in Vienna for a few months, Marcel Singer and his family escaped to Shanghai, China. Shanghai was the only free port in the world, and, during World War II, a Jewish ghetto sprang up there that held 20,000 European Jews. Singer and his family not only survived the Holocaust, they thrived under dire conditions.

Jeffrey R. Singer has been the Director of the Bradford County Library outside of Burlington since 2009. Mr. Singer earned his Master's Degree in Library Science from Syracuse University in 1994. A native of Queens, NY, Mr. Singer and his wife Cindy have been residing in Ridgebury, PA since 2013.

This program is part of the 2015 Friday Night at the Museum programming series that is held the third Friday of each month from May through October. Each event is held in the Great Room at the Bradford County Historical Society, located at 109 Pine Street, Towanda, PA. Refreshments are provided at each program and the museum is open a half-hour prior to the event.

This is the final program in the Friday Night series this season.

The Bradford County Historical Society is a recipient agency of the Bradford County United Way and the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission. For more information about the society and its programming schedule, museum or research center, visit www.bradfordhistory.com or check out the society Facebook page at facebook.com/BradfordCountyHistoricalSociety.

Friday Night at the Museum to host program “Marcel Singer: The Gentle Butcher of Hong Kew”  

Posted by Matt Carl, Manager/Curator

The Bradford County Historical Society host a program titled, Marcel Singer: The Gentle Butcher of Hong Kew, scheduled for Friday, October 16, 2015 at 6 p.m. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. There is no admission charge for this event but donations are appreciated. To reserve a seat, participants are asked to register by calling 570-265-2240 or by email at info@bradfordhistory.com.

A small town in Austria was taken over by the Nazis and in March of 1938 all the Jews were expelled. After living in Vienna for a few months, Marcel Singer and his family escaped to Shanghai, China. Shanghai was the only free port in the world, and, during World War II, a Jewish ghetto sprang up there that held 20,000 European Jews. Singer and his family not only survived the Holocaust, they thrived under dire conditions.

Jeffrey R. Singer has been the Director of the Bradford County Library outside of Burlington since 2009. Mr. Singer earned his Master's Degree in Library Science from Syracuse University in 1994. A native of Queens, NY, Mr. Singer and his wife Cindy have been residing in Ridgebury, PA since 2013.

This program is part of the 2015 Friday Night at the Museum programming series that is held the third Friday of each month from May through October. Each event is held in the Great Room at the Bradford County Historical Society, located at 109 Pine Street, Towanda, PA. Refreshments are provided at each program and the museum is open a half-hour prior to the event.

This is the final program in the Friday Night series this season.

The Bradford County Historical Society is a recipient agency of the Bradford County United Way and the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission. For more information about the society and its programming schedule, museum or research center, visit www.bradfordhistory.com or check out the society Facebook page at facebook.com/BradfordCountyHistoricalSociety.