Holocaust survivors to speak at EvCC

Apr 17, 2013

Four 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 14th 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 1:20 p.m. at EvCC's Henry M. Jackson Conference Center, Room 101. No reservations are required.

The speakers are:

April 17: Eva Tannenbaum Cummins will perform a play she wrote about the growing effects of Hitler’s destruction in her community before she and her mother were able to escape from Germany to the United States, just weeks before World War II ignited.

April 24: Susie Sherman recounts her immediate family’s escape and the devastating death toll on her extended Czech family, plus shares her research and efforts to keep their story alive.

May 8: Leo Hymas discusses his personal journey from his peaceful existence as a Utah farm boy to his role as U.S. soldier in the battlefields of Europe and as a liberator of the Buchenwald concentration camp.

May 22: 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.

Support for this program is provided by Washington State Holocaust Education Resource Center and Global Education Initiative grant.

For more information about this event, contact EvCC’s Humanities Center at 425-388-9411 or HumanitiesCenter@everettcc.edu.

More information about the Humanities Center is available online at www.everettcc.edu/humanitiescenter

Everett Community College is located at 2000 Tower St. in north Everett, two blocks west of North Broadway between 10th and Tower Streets.

-Edited by Beacon staff

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