Richburg Wirt Historical Society 

243 Main St., PO Box181,

Richburg, NY14774

Phone 585-928-9478 (WIRT)



Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. at the Bolivar United Methodist Church, 80 Friendship St., Bolivar, NY



Marlies Adams DiFante will tell the poignant story of her being trapped for seven years as a child in Germany during World War II.

Traveling with her family in 1939 back to Germany to say their last goodbyes to her mother’s terminally ill father, they found themselves caught in the clutches of Hitler’s power.

In the forward to her book, Queen of the Bremen (The True Story of an American Child Trapped in Germany During World War II), she writes,

“Little did we know that what we intended to be a three-month stay would turn into seven years of living hell. With Poland coming under attack, World War II began, and all ports and borders were closed, prohibiting our family from leaving the Nazi-controlled country. The atrocities and prejudices we endured are forever burned into my memory.”

Autographed copies of her book will be for sale.

Following the presentation, light refreshments will be served. Free and open to the public! Bring your friends!

Sponsored by: The Richburg Colonial Library and The Richburg-Wirt Historical Society with Special thanks to the Bolivar United Methodist Church for providing the venue.


Our meetings are always free and open to the public.



Museum Open March through November on Wednesdays 10:00 A.M. - 2:00 P.M. or by appointment.

Meetings are held the first Monday of the month at 7:00 p.m., March through November.


For further information, phone 585-928-9478 (WIRT) or 585-610-6235; or e-mail

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