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Holocaust survivor to speak at campus



Published: Thu, November 8, 2012 @ 12:00 a.m.

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Sharon, Pa.

Holocaust survivor and human-rights activist Dr. Inge Auerbacher will give a presentation titled “The Holocaust Through the Eyes of a Child Survivor” from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday in the Penn State Shenango Forker Lab Forum. The event is free and open to the public.

Auerbacher spent three years of her childhood imprisoned in a Nazi concentration camp in Czechoslovakia, where out of 15,000 children, about 1 percent survived.

After coming to the United States in 1946, Auerbacher received a bachelor of science degree in chemistry from Queens College. She has worked for more than 38 years as a chemist.

Auerbacher also is an accomplished writer.

She is the author of six books that have been published in nine languages, and she has had 50 poems published.

She wrote the lyrics to the song “We Shall Never Forget,” which was presented at the World Gathering of Jewish Holocaust Survivors in 1981 in Jerusalem.

Auerbacher has received several honors and awards, including the Ellis Island Medal of Honor, the Louis E. Yavner Citizen Award, and an honorary doctorate of human letters from Long Island University.

An accomplished chemist, author and motivational speaker, Auerbacher inspires audiences of all ages with her strength and spirit.

For information, call the Penn State Shenango student affairs office at 724-983-2836.


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