Perspectives of a Holocaust survivor shared at April 29 lecture

4/14/14
By UW-Fond du Lac

Perspectives of a Holocaust Survivor will be shared during the next Tuesday Talks lecture at 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 29, in the LGI Room (UC-114) at UW-Fond du Lac, 400 University Dr.

The public is welcome to this free lecture presented by Bronislaw Josefowski, a non-Jewish Pole who witnessed conditions in the Ghettos and was imprisoned in Auschwitz when he was 10 years old. He will share his observations and experiences of the horror of living through the Holocaust.

Michael Thorn, emeritus professor of history and former holder of a fellowship with the Holocaust Education Foundation, and Patricia Roby, emerita professor of English and leader of trips for Holocaust survivors through the Spielberg Foundation and Holocaust Libraries, will host the presentation and question and answer session.

“It is vitally important to hear firsthand from survivors of the Holocaust to remind us how important it is that we recognize each other's fundamental humanity across lines of religious, ethnic and racial differences,” said Paisley Harris, history and women’s studies professor. “We are also lucky to be able to hear the perspectives of Drs. Thorn and Roby who have studied and taught about the Holocaust for many years.”

This event is part of the Tuesday Talks lecture series on Sustainability issues at UW-Fond du Lac.

Contact

Laurie Krasin
920-929-1100