During spring semester: Holocaust survivors here
UW-Parkside English Professor Carole Vopat welcomes three speakers with first-hand knowledge of the Holocaust to her spring semester "Literature of the Holocaust" classes. Beginning March 21 and continuing for the next two weeks, these survivors will offer their memories of a dark period in human events. Each class begins at 6 p.m. in room 103 of Greenquist Hall and is open to the public.
"Everyone, regardless of age, is welcome to take advantage of an opportunity that very soon will be gone: to meet someone with direct experience of the Holocaust," Vopat said.
The schedule is:
- March 21: Aaron Elster
- March 28: Susie Fono
- April 4: Rae David
March 21 guest Susie Fono was seven years old when the Nazis invaded Hungary. Despite her youth, Fono remembers the day when she was barred from performing in the Budapest Ballet under restrictions imposed on Jews, when she was forced to wear the yellow star, when her father was taken to a forced labor camp, and when her grandparents were taken away never to be seen again.
Aaron Elster joins the class Wednesday, March 28. A native of Poland, Elster escaped the liquidation of a ghetto and hid in an unheated attic for two years until the war came to an end.
The campus welcomes Rae David Wednesday, April 4, at 6 p.m. We will have biographical information for her soon.
National Holocaust Remembrance Day is April 19.For more information, call Professor Vopat at 262-595-2532.