Holocaust survivor to speak at Newman May 2

Apr 25, 2013

Newman University is co-sponsor and host of the Yom Ha’Shoah Community Commemoration, which will feature a lecture by Ela Weissberger entitled, “The Cat with the Yellow Star: Coming of Age in a Holocaust Ghetto.” The lecture will take place at 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 2, in the Dugan-Gorges Conference Center on the campus of Newman University. The program is free and open to the public.

Weissberger was sent to Terezin concentration camp in Czechoslovakia at age 11 along with her mother, sister, uncle, and grandmother in 1942 and survived three years of horror before she was liberated from the camp in 1945. After the events, she emigrated to Israel and later the United States, where she now resides in New York.

The event is sponsored by Newman University, the Mid-Kansas Jewish Federation, Wichita State University, Congregation Emanu-El, Ahavath Achim Hebrew Congregation, Inter-Faith Ministries, and Global Faith in Action. For more information, visit www.mkjf.org.

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