Holocaust survivor to speak April 22

MOUNT VERNON – Holocaust survivor Irene Furst, along with her daughter Linda Hurwitz, will speak at Cornell College on Wednesday, April 22, at 11:10 a.m. in King Chapel. Admission is free and open to the public.

holocaust-speaker-and-daughterFurst will recount her story about growing up Lodz, Poland. She will share the sequence of events of Nazi occupation, from the ghettoization of her city, to the years of occupation, to her time in Auschwitz and other concentration camps, and finally up to the liberation by the British in May 1945.

Hurwitz has been the director of the Holocaust Center of United Jewish Federation of Pittsburgh, and has been active in educating students and teachers on the Holocaust. She has been awarded the Elie Wiesel Commemorative medal and the Janusz Korchak Award for Holocaust Education.

The lecture is sponsored by the Cornell College Chaplain, Spiritual Life Office, LACE, and Hillel.