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Movie Night - The Fields of Margraten: Bitter Harvest

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Add to Calendar 20-02-2013 20-02-2013 15 Movie Night - The Fields of Margraten: Bitter Harvest In 1944, the Netherlands town of Margraten had 1,300 residents. By V-Day their lives had been changed forever after a US Army company of 280 African-American servicemen were commanded to take over much of their farm lands and dig the largest American and Allied forces cemetery in World War II, interring over 28,000. The evening will feature a Q&A with the last surviving gravedigger, New Fairfield resident Jeff Wiggins, who was interviewed during the making of this documentary. http://www.nymetroparents.com/2014neweventinfo.cfm?id=126201 Bruce Museum true DD/MM/YYYY
February 20, 2013
6:30pm
Bruce Museum
Greenwich
Tween, Teen, Adult
$20

Description: In 1944, the Netherlands town of Margraten had 1,300 residents. By V-Day their lives had been changed forever after a US Army company of 280 African-American servicemen were commanded to take over much of their farm lands and dig the largest American and Allied forces cemetery in World War II, interring over 28,000. The evening will feature a Q&A with the last surviving gravedigger, New Fairfield resident Jeff Wiggins, who was interviewed during the making of this documentary.

Address: 1 Museum Drive
Greenwich, CT 06830
Phone: 203-869-0376
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