The Fairfield branch of the National League of American Pen Women will host an author and documentary filmmaker who escaped the Holocaust as its guest speaker at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 2, in the Westport Public Library, 20 Jesup Road.

Julian Padowicz will talk about his World War II Holocaust experiences in a presentation called "A Streetcar Named Eternity." Drawing from his three-part memoir, he will recount the trek he and his socialite mother made from Warsaw to southern Poland, their time under Soviet occupation, their escape over the snow-covered Carpathian Mountains to Hungary and their journey to the United States.

Padowicz, a graduate of Colgate University in Hamilton, N.Y., and a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, was a documentary filmmaker for 35 years. Six of his books and 12 audio tapes are available on a wide range of subjects.

He has spoken in libraries, synagogues, churches and universities throughout the country and was recently invited to do a book signing at the U.S. Holocaust Museum in Washington, D.C. He and his wife, Donna Carter Padowicz, live in Stamford.

The program is free and open to the public.