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Holocaust survivor to lecture at UVa-Wise on Oct. 19

A Holocaust survivor will speak about her experiences in two death camps, and the inhuman treatment she received at the hands of Dr. Josef Mengele, during a lecture set for Oct. 19 at The University of Virginia’s College at Wise.

The UVa-Wise Lecture Committee is sponsoring the event, set for 5 p.m. in the Chapel of All Faiths. The public is invited to attend the free lecture.

The survivor, who asked that her full name not be used for privacy issues, travels around the world testifying for the Survivors of the Shoah Visual History Foundation.

As a child and adolescent, she witnessed and experienced unspeakable cruelty and brutality. She lost her family to the gas chambers, was a subject of inhumane experiments by Dr. Josef Mengele and a survivor of concentration camps in Auschwitz and Birkenau.

UVa-Wise students receive cultural activities credit for attending this event.

For more information, contact the Office of College Relations at 276-328-0130.