The Northwest Iowa Peace Links organization has received funding from Humanities Iowa, a private, non-profit state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, to host a presentation called "Memories of Childhood" by Danuta Hutchins of Storm Lake, on April 27 at 7:30 p.m. in the Primghar Community Building.
Danuta Zamojska Hutchins was born in Warsaw, Poland and experienced the ravages of Nazi occupation, their reprisals for the Warsaw Uprising of 1944, and Poland's fall to communism after its liberation by the Soviet Army.
Hutchins left Poland in 1963 to study American literature and language at the University of Minnesota. She received her PH.D. in Modern Languages, Education and Linguistics from the University of Minnesota, Minn. She has taught Slavic Languages, Literatures and Cultures at Buena Vista College (now Buena Vista University) in Storm Lake, Indiana University at Bloomington, Ind., Iowa State University at Ames and Ohio State University at Columbus, Ohio.
She has also taught courses in German Language, Literature and History and Russian Language and Literature at Teikyo-Westmar University and Westmar University at Le Mars, from which she retired at its closure in 1995.
The program follows the Northwest Iowa Peace Links annual salad supper, which begins at 6:30 p.m. and is open to all to attend.
Humanities Iowa is a cultural resource for Iowans since 1971 and offers many cultural and historical programs and grants to Iowa's communities.