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Business women to hear author’s survival story

WOODSTOCK – The town of Karlsdorf in Banat, Yugoslavia, no longer exists. It was obliterated by the Communist government that came to power after World War II.

Its ethnic German inhabitants, known as Donauschwaben, were rounded up and put into concentration camps.

Artist and author Elizabeth B. Walter spent almost three years in those camps with her mother and older brother.

Walter will tell the story of her family’s survival at the Monday meeting of Woodstock Professional and Business Women. The dinner meeting begins at 6 p.m. at Home State Bank on the Woodstock Square.

The cost is $20. Contact Sherry Thurow at 815-338-1981 or email


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