Holocaust survivor, author and inspirational speaker Dr. Inge Auerbacher will talk on “Memories of a Child Survivor of the Holocaust” at the next Glen Oaks Community College Viking Speaker Series presentation on Wednesday, Mar. 21 at 6 p.m. Please note this event will be held at Three Rivers High School in the Performing Arts Center.
Auerbacher was born in Germany and spent three years between 7-10 years of age in the Terezin (Theresienstadt) concentration camp in Czechoslovakia, where out of 15,000 children, about one percent survived. Miraculously, Inge and both her parents survived. Marlene, Inge’s beloved doll also made it through the terrible times.
Since 1981, Auerbacher has been lecturing on the Holocaust, and has spoken to thousands of people in the USA, Canada and Germany. She has also appeared on many radio and television programs both in the USA and abroad. Prize-winning documentary films have been made about her, which have been shown in the USA and all over the world.
“We are delighted to bring Dr. Auerbacher to St. Joseph County,” said Dr. Tammy Russell, director of institutional effectiveness/research. “It’s great to be able to host a speaker who can provide an inspirational message and at the same time provide an overall perspective on this period (Holocaust) in history.” There will be a book signing following the talk.
St. Joseph County students to attend afternoon presentation
Auerbacher will offer a special presentation for all St. Joseph County High School juniors at 1 p.m. on the same day at Three Rivers High School.
For more details and background on Dr. Auerbacher, visit: http://www.ingeauerbacher.com/about.htm.
The Viking Speaker Series is sponsored by Sturgis Media Group and the Glen Oaks Community College Foundation. The event is free and open to the public.