Holocaust survivor to speak at campus

Sam Weinreb of White Oak, Pennsylvania gives a first-hand account of the atrocities of the Holocaust at noon Wednesday, April 22, in the campus Conference Center, as guest speaker of Penn State New Kensington's annual program, "Holocaust, in Remembrance."

Born in 1928, Weinreb was only 13 when his family experienced the horrors of the Holocaust while living in the former Czechoslovakia. After his family was taken from their home, Weinreb escaped from Bratislava, Czechoslovakia, and went to Hungary.

He was later imprisoned in Hungary and then sent to Auschwitz, the German concentration camp where he lived for 11 months. He endured torture and witnessed atrocities committed in the name of war. None of his family -- two brothers, one sister -- survived the Holocaust. He will share his experiences as a prisoner and as a survivor of the Holocaust. A jeweler and watchmaker, Weinreb and his wife, Goldie, have two children and one granddaughter.

The Remembrance program is sponsored by Lois Rubin, associate professor of English, and the Office of Student Affairs. The program is free to the public, but group reservations are recommended. Seating is limited and a large turnout is expected. For information, call (724) 334-6062.


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Last Updated April 02, 2009