Holocaust survivor Auerbacher to speak Feb. 1

Holocaust survivor Auerbacher to speak Feb. 1

Inge Auerbacher
Inge Auerbacher

Holocaust survivor, author and inspirational speaker Inge Auerbacher will share her story at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 1 in Kimball Recital Hall, 1113 R St.

Auerbacher was the last Jewish child born in the small village of Kippenheim in southwest Germany. When she was 7, she and her parents were sent to the Theresienstadt concentration camp in Terezin, Germany. They survived there for three years before it was liberated. However, at least 20 members of her extended family were killed during the Holocaust.

Auerbacher's family immigrated to the United States in 1946, where she became a U.S. citizen, earned a bachelor's degree and worked as a chemist for nearly 40 years. She has written six books, including three memoirs, and gives lectures around the world.

The event, sponsored by the University Program Council, is free for students with a valid NCard and $5 for faculty, staff and the public.

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