CORVALLIS, Ore. – Holocaust survivor Henry Friedman, who was born in Poland and now resides in Seattle, will speak at Oregon State University April 11 as part of the university’s 32nd annual Holocaust Memorial Week.
Friedman was born in Brody, Poland, where most of the city’s Jewish residents perished in the Holocaust. Friedman and his family survived because a young Ukrainian woman warned them that the ghetto where they lived would soon be liquidated. They found refuge, but the months that they lived in hiding were marked by extreme hunger and constant fear of betrayal. Friedman recounted his experience in his memoir, “I’m No Hero: Journeys of a Holocaust Survivor.”
The talk begins at 7:30 p.m. in the Austin Auditorium at the The LaSells Stewart Center, 875 S.W. 26th St., Corvallis. The event is free and open to the public but attendees are encouraged to obtain free tickets in advance to ensure a seat. Tickets are available online at: http://bit.ly/2FVheZb. A book-signing will follow the talk.
Holocaust Memorial Week is presented by the School of History, Philosophy and Religion in OSU’s College of Liberal Arts. All events are free and open to the public. Other Holocaust Memorial Week events are:
For more information about Holocaust Memorial Week events, visit http://holocaust.oregonstate.edu.
About the OSU College of Liberal Arts: The College of Liberal Arts includes the fine and performing arts, humanities and social sciences, making it one of the largest and most diverse colleges at OSU. The college's research and instructional faculty members contribute to the education of all university students and provide national and international leadership, creativity and scholarship in their academic disciplines.
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