Seymour man to share stories from Auschwitz


Seymour resident Charles Moman is inviting people to return with him to Auschwitz during a special presentation at the Seymour library on Sunday.

At 2 p.m., Moman will discuss his most recent experiences visiting the Nazi death camp last summer with Eva Kor, an Auschwitz survivor who along with her twin was experimented on by Dr. Josef Mengele.

The program will take place in the library meeting room and is open to adults and teens age 16 or older.

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Those interested in attending can register by Wednesday online at or by calling the library at 812-523-4636.

With thousands of pictures and video footage he shot, Moman will share his emotional trips to several death camps in Poland, including a tour of Auschwitz, along with information about his ongoing work with Kor for the CANDLES Holocaust Museum and Education Center in Terre Haute.

His first trip to Auschwitz was in late January 2015 with a group organized through CANDLES.

“After that trip, I decided I needed to learn more about the Holocaust for my future talks,” he said. “I spent two weeks by myself in Poland filming back at Auschwitz, as well as in Warsaw and two other Nazi death camps — Treblinka and Majdanek.”

During his third week, he joined the summer tour group from CANDLES in Krakow for a second time.

Moman said he feels the need to share his photos and the information he has learned about the Holocaust with as many people as he can because of its impact and importance.

He has been busy giving talks around the state, and by the end of May, he will have done more than 20 presentations.

Also in May, Moman’s photography from Auschwitz will be on display at the Indianapolis Bureau of Jewish Education.

Retired after spending more than 30 years teaching music for Seymour Community Schools, Moman participates in ultra-trail running, is a member of the praise band at Community Church of Columbus and enjoys photography and spending time with his family, especially his granddaughters.

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What: Return to Auschwitz presented by Charles Moman

Where: Meeting room at the Seymour Library, 303 W. Second St.

When: 2 p.m. Sunday

Registration: Online at or by calling the library at 812-523-4636


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