Ben Benninga, while visiting Birmingham family, spoke on May 12, 2015 at the Homewood Public Library. Born in 1934 in Enschede, a small town in eastern Holland only five miles from the German border, Ben and his family lived a quiet life until the Germans invaded on May 10, 1940. By the time Benninga finished his first year in school in 1941, life for Jews had forever changed. When roundups began, the Benninga family was forced into hiding. All survived because of the sacrifice of others. Benninga will share his family’s wartime experiences including the efforts of the Dutch resistance and the righteous who hid them during the German occupation of Holland.