Posted on Apr 18, 2018

In November last year the Reno Philharmonic performed a beautiful piece of music written by composer Jordon Roper titled “My Name is Mitka”.

The music was written in honor of Mitka Kalinski who, as a child in 1939, was seized by the Nazi’s in Polish Ukraine and taken to Birkenau, Dachau and later to Phaufinwauld Medical Experimental Camp.  He is the only known survivor of that camp.  When Jordon first heard this story, he was so moved he penned this original composition.

Mitka was freed by the Americans at the end of the war and came to America in 1951, eventually making his way to Sparks, Nevada where he lives today.

Mitka will be our guest at Sparks Rotary on Wednesday, April 18th.  You do not want to miss hearing this incredible story, as well as meeting Mitka, his wife and the author of the soon to be published book.