Holocaust survivors, “Women & The Holocaust” here
UW-Parkside English Professor Carole Vopat commemorates the Holocaust this month by welcoming survivors Aaron Elster and Raye David to her classes and during a lunchtime lecture. Everyone is welcome to attend these free programs.
Monday, April 15, Professor Vopat presents "Women and The Holocaust." Beginning at noon in the Overlook Lounge of the UW-Parkside Library, this program is part of the Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Lecture series.
Monday, April 15, at 6 p.m., Aaron Elster will tell his story of escape and survival. Born in 1933 at a small village in northeastern Poland, Elster lived in the Sokolow ghetto with his two sisters, mother, and father until its liquidation in September 1942. He escaped and hid in surrounding farms before taking refuge in the attic of a Polish family, where he stayed for two years--never going outside--until the war's end.
Monday, April 29, at 6 p.m., you can meet survivor Raye David. David's father was shot by the Nazis in a mass execution in the forest near her home in Vilna, Poland. She survived the liquidation of the Vilna ghetto and was imprisonment at various concentration camps including Bergen-Belsen, the same camp where Anne Frank died. Liberated by the British on her 17th birthday, she and her mother came to America with David arriving in Milwaukee when she was 21.Both survivors will address students and guests in room 103 of Greenquist Hall.