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Survivor, Educator Presents Holocaust Lecture

KEENE, N.H. 9/10/01 - Theodore ‘Zev” Weiss, the founder and president of the Holocaust Educational Foundation, will present the fourth annual Holocaust Memorial Lecture at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 24, in the Mabel Brown Room of the Young Student Center at Keene State College. His talk, “Memoirs of a Child Survivor,” is sponsored by Keene State’s Cohen Center for Holocaust Studies. It is free and open to the public.

Weiss was born in 1931 in Slovakia, the eastern portion of Czechoslovakia. At age eight, he and his family were imprisoned at Auschwitz. The only member of his family to survive, Weiss was eventually liberated in 1945 from Gunskirchen, one of the Mauthausen satellite concentration camps in Austria. He traveled to Canada after the war and later became a high school teacher in the United States.

Weiss started the Holocaust Educational Foundation in Skokie, Ill., in 1976. Established to assist with the videotaping of Holocaust survivors for the Yale University Archives, the foundation now works with universities across the United States and throughout the world to develop Holocaust education programs.

For more information, contact Paul Vincent, director of the Cohen Center, at 603-358-2722.

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