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Tieze to speak about ‘Minefield of Memories’


The speaker for the 11:30 a.m. Jan. 10 meeting of Tale Spinners will be Alf Tieze. The group meets at the Holiday Inn in Frisco and the public is invited.He will speak about “Minefield of Memories,” based on his personal childhood experiences in Nazi-occupied Austria and Nazi internment camps, as detailed in the recently released book, of the same title written by his daughter, Karina Wetherbee.The book is available at Borders Books in Dillon.Tieze was born in 1932 in the Austrian farming village of Jagerndorf and lost many family members and close friends to Nazi crimes.After World War II he emigrated to New York City, and then moved to Denver. He was drawn to the Rocky Mountains by their resemblance to his native Alps.An expert skier, he worked at Arapahoe Basin from1961-1971 and was a ski instructor with the Willy Schaeffler/ Gart Brothers/Rocky Mountain News Ski School.Tieze lives near Keystone with his wife Sunni and continues to search for family members and friends with whom he spent time in orphanages and camps.For information about attending, call Allan Schutt at (970) 668-8322.

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