Pete Metzelaars Class Wearing Stars smallNovember 6, 2017 | 6:30 PM | $20 for dinner and program | Wing Point Country Club - 811 Cherry Ave, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110

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Join Bainbridge Island Rotary Club for a special meeting, open to the public, featuring Pete Metzelaar's inspiring story of survival. Pete was born in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, in 1935. When Pete was 7 years old, the Nazis seized his entire family except Pete and his mother Elli.  Over the next three years, Pete and Elli went through extraordinary situations in several hiding places to evade capture by the Nazis.  They were assisted by the Dutch Underground and some individuals later awarded the title of Righteous Among the Nations.  The Netherlands was liberated on May 5, 1945.  

Four years later, Pete and Elli moved to the United States to start a new life.  Pete is a member of the Holocaust Center for Humanity Speakers Bureau and has shared his experiences with thousands of students and community members all over the Northwest.