The Quiet Hero - Bridge to Freedom

20. March 2024, 17:30–19:00

Presentation of the book by Georg T. Drost

George T. Drost will present a book about Anton Drost, his father. The book brings to life Anton's experience during World War II, his escape from Czechoslovakia and his journey to live the American dream.

Set against the backdrop of the unspeakable atrocities of World War 2, John Anton Drost’s true story unfolds and he emerges as a beacon of hope, defying adversity and persecution with unwavering courage. From his humble beginnings, this unsung hero embarks on a transformative journey that shapes and saves countless lives.

The Quiet Hero seamlessly combines riveting storytelling and meticulous attention to detail, ensuring it captivates both historical enthusiasts and curious readers alike. Immerse yourself in this unforgettable tale of courage, compassion, and the enduring power of the human spirit, and discover the indelible legacy of a quiet hero who defied the darkness of his time.

George T. Drost‘s life story is a poignant testament to the enduring power of resilience and the pursuit of the American dream. Born in the tumult of WWII-era Czechoslovakia, George faced early separation from his family and the harrowing challenges of war. Despite these beginnings, he forged a path of remarkable achievement, from immigrating to the United States to becoming a celebrated attorney and a revered art curator. George’s deep connection to his Czech heritage led him to serve as honorary consulate to The Czech Republic, a role that enabled him to honor his roots while embracing his new homeland. His passion for art and heritage culminated in a distinguished career as a curator of Moravian treasures, earning him international recognition. The discovery of his father’s long-forgotten memoirs inspired George to share his family’s saga through “THE QUIET HERO,” a collaboration with Nicki Pascarella that became a best-selling tribute to resilience against adversity. George T. Drost’s journey from a war-torn childhood to a beacon of cultural preservation embodies the spirit of overcoming and the profound impact of preserving one’s history as a legacy for the future.

The program will be held in English, free admission.

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