Holocaust survivor speakingMarch 17, 2011
Elane Geller will share her experiences and reflections on her time in concentration camps as a child in a lecture Thursday, April 7 from 11:10 a.m.-noon in King Chapel on Cornell’s campus. The event is free and open to the public. Area high schools and middle schools are welcome to attend.
Geller and her family were taken captive by the Nazis in Poland when she was only 4 years old and she spent time in concentration camps until the age of 8. Most of her time was spent in Bergen-Belsen until she and 60,000 others there were liberated by the British army on April 14, 1945.
Geller’s talk is sponsored by the chaplain and Spiritual Life Office, Thaler Holocaust Memorial Fund, and the CR Jewish-Christian Dialogue Group.
NOTE: King Chapel will not be handicap accessible in 2010-11. Replacement cost for the chair lift is prohibitive as the college prepares to fully fund and install an elevator.
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