News & Events

Upcoming and Featured Talks

  • Sunday, July 28, 2019: 1:00 pm–Jewish Museum of Maryland, 15 Lloyd St., Baltimore, MD. Discussing Prague: My Long Journey Home
  • Wednesday, May 1, 2019: 7:00 pmTowson University, Towson, Maryland. Discussing Prague: My Long Journey Home
  • Monday, March 11, 201911:00 am–John Carroll School, Bel Air, MD. Discussing Prague book as part of school’s annual Holocaust Remembrance program.
  • Wednesday/Thursday, February 20/21, 2019: 9:35 am/3:20 pm–Old Mill Middle School North, Millersville, MD. Discussing Prague: My Long Journey Home
  • Friday, February 15, 2019: 1:25 pm/2:20 pm–Annapolis Middle School, Annapolis, MD. Discussing Prague: My Long Journey Home
  • Wednesday, December 18, 2018: 11:00 am–Magothy River Middle School, Arnold, MD. Discussing Prague: My Long Journey Home
  • Thursday, November 29, 2018: 12 noon–Rotary Club of Annapolis, Annapolis Yacht Club, Annapolis, MD. Discussing Prague: My Long Journey Home and Ready, Fire, Aim!
  • Thursday, November 8, 2018: 6:30 pm–Book Club, Annapolis Yacht Club, Annapolis, MD. Discussing and signing Prague: My Long Journey Home
  •  Friday, August 10, 2018:   pm–Preston Community Arts Center, Kingwood, West Virginia. Discussing and signing Prague: My Long Journey Home
  • Thursday, July 19, 2018: 6:30-8:30 pm–Bearing Witness Institute, Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Washington, DC. Discussing and signing Prague: My Long Journey Home
  • Tuesday, May 8, 2018: 1:30 pm–Book Club, Sibley Memorial Hospital, Building A, Conference Room 5, Washington, DC. Discussing and signing Prague: My Long Journey Home
  • Wednesday, April 11, 2018: 7:00 pm–Mount St. Mary’s University, Emmitsburg, MD. Discussing Prague: My Long Journey Home with faculty and students
  • Thursday, March 15, 2018: 2:35 pm–Old Mill Middle School North, Millersville, MD. Discussing Prague: My Long Journey Home
  • Wednesday, March 7, 2018: 11:30 am–Entrepreneurs’ Exchange luncheon, Brio Restaurant, Annapolis, MD. Discussing and signing Ready, Fire, Aim! An Immigrant’s Tales of Entrepreneurial Terror
  • Monday, March 5, 2018: 10:00 am–John Carroll School, Bel Air, MD. Discussing Prague book as part of school’s annual Holocaust Remembrance program.

News

The Catholic University of America Magazine Spotlight: Charles Ota Heller, One of WWII’s “Hidden Children”
When Hitler’s troops marched into Czechoslovakia in 1938, Charles Ota Heller (Ph.D. 1968) was 3 years old. For this child of a Roman Catholic mother and a Jewish father, the next years would bring torment as the Nazis put a chokehold on the country. Fifteen members of his family disappeared almost overnight. His father, a well-to-do clothing manufacturer in Prague, escaped and joined the British Army. To save Charles’s life, Heller’s mother hid him on a farm just before she was taken to a slave labor camp. Read More

Capital Gazette: Man Writes of Life in Nazi-occupied Czechoslovakia
When he was 9 years old, Charles Ota Heller found a loaded gun in a roadside ditch and shot a Nazi in the chest. He hoped the man died, though he didn’t stick around long enough to find out. All he heard was a woman’s screams as his victim lay on the ground in the waning days of World War II. Read More

Morris County Record: Former Morristown resident writes about surviving war in Europe
Charles Heller was 9 years old when he shot a Nazi in Czechoslovakia. The son of a Jewish father and Christian mother, Heller was in hiding at a family friend’s farm on the outskirts of Prague. Read More

Outlook by the Bay Magazine: Prague, My Long Journey Home
Local author Charles Ota Heller begins his compelling memoir with scenes of his early childhood in Nazi-occupied Czechoslovakia. Read More

Capital Gazette, Bookworm: Heritage Harbor Resident does some name dropping

The Sunday Capital, Annapolis, MD, May 21, 2017, p. D2: article about the launch of Ready, Fire, Aim! An Immigrant’s Tales of Entrepreneurial Terror.