Holocaust Survivors speakers at Everett Community College

Holocaust Survivors Speaking at Everett Community College

EVERETT, WA – People who lived through the Holocaust will tell their stories this spring as part of Everett Community College’s Holocaust Survivor Forums.

The forums, now in their 13th year, are part of EvCC’s Humanities 150D class “Surviving the Holocaust,” which includes written, filmed and personal accounts from eyewitnesses. Speakers were arranged through the Washington State Holocaust Education Resource Center in Seattle.The presentations are free and open to the public and are from 12:20 to 1:50 p.m. at EvCC. The presentations on May 2, May 16 and May 30 are in Whitehorse Hall, room 105. No reservations are required.

The speakers are:

May 2: Robert Herschkowitz retraces his childhood odyssey from his homeland of Belgium to a French concentration camp and over the Alps by foot to Switzerland and safety.

May 16: Henry Friedman was a teenager in Poland when his family hid from the Nazis for 18 months, with the aid of Ukrainian friends.

May 30: Frieda Soury was taken from her family at age 14 and sent to Theresienstadt concentration camp in her native Czechoslovakia because her father was Jewish.

Support for this program is provided by Washington State Holocaust Education Resource Center.For more information about this event, contact EvCC’s Humanities Center at 425-388-9411 or HumanitiesCenter@everettcc.edu.

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