Holocaust survivor Aaron Elster here March 21
The first of three spring semester visitors with first-hand knowledge of the Holocaust visits the UW-Parkside campus Wednesday, March 21. English Professor Carole Vopat welcomes Aaron Elster to her "Literature of the Holocaust" class starting at 6 p.m. in room 103 of Greenquist Hall.
Calling Elster a "compelling storyteller," Vopat urged everyone to attend his talk.
"The time is very very soon coming when there will be no one left alive who has experienced the Holocaust first-hand," Vopat said. "It is up to us to listen to Mr. Elster's story, remember it, and pass it on to the next generation."
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. He will have copies of his memoirs available for sale ($10) and he will autograph those copies.
Along with Elster, Vopat brings Holocaust survivors Susie Fono (March 28) and Rae David (April 4) this semester.These talks are free and everyone, including children and groups, is welcome.