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Author, Kindertransport Child Presents Holocaust Lecture

KEENE, N.H. 9/9/02 Lore Segal, a novelist and well-known author of children’s literature, will present the fifth annual Holocaust Memorial Lecture at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 23, in the Mabel Brown Room of the Young Student Center at Keene State College. Her talk, The Kindertransport, is sponsored by Keene States Cohen Center for Holocaust Studies. It is free and open to the public.

Segal was born in 1928 in Vienna, Austria. In December 1938, her comfortable years, as she remembers them, were devastated by the incorporation of Austria into Nazi Germany. After several months of abuse at the hands of the Nazis, many of the Jewish population of Vienna, including Segals parents, sent their children to the relative safety of Holland and then England. For the next eight years, Segal lived with five different English families, before entering the University of London.

Segal is the author of The Story of Mrs. Lovewright and Purrless Her Cat, The Juniper Tree and Other Tales from Grimm, Her First American, and Other Peoples Houses, in which she tells of her childhood experiences. She recently appeared on the HBO production Into the Arms of Strangers. She lives in New York City.

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