Holocaust survivor Auerbacher to speak at Shenango campus

Holocaust survivor and human rights activist Inge Auerbacher will give a presentation titled “The Holocaust Through the Eyes of a Child Survivor” from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14, in the Penn State Shenango Forker Lab Forum. The event is free and open to the public.

Auerbacher spent three years of her childhood imprisoned in a Nazi concentration camp in Czechoslovakia, where out of 15,000 children, barely 1 percent survived.

Following her immigration to the United States in 1946, Auerbacher received a bachelor of science degree in chemistry from Queens College. Since her graduation, she has worked for more than 38 years as a chemist with many renowned scientists and researchers.

Auerbacher is also an accomplished writer. She is the author of six books, which have been published in nine languages, and has had 50 poems published. She wrote the lyrics to the song “We Shall Never Forget,” which was presented at the 1981 World Gathering of Jewish Holocaust Survivors in Jerusalem.

Throughout her lifetime, Auerbacher has received several honors and awards, including the Ellis Island Medal of Honor, the Louis E. Yavner Citizen Award and an honorary doctorate of human letters from Long Island University.

An accomplished chemist and author, Auerbacher continues to inspire audiences of all ages with her strength and spirit as a motivational speaker.

For more information, contact the Student Affairs Office at 724-983-2836.

 

 

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Last Updated November 08, 2012