Holocaust survivor, Dr. Walter Ziffer, to share first-hand accounts April 19

April 11, 2017

Holocaust survivor Dr. Walter Ziffer will present first-hand accounts of his experiences at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 19 in Evans Auditorium.

Assistant Professor of History, Robert Turpin, planned the free event that is open to the public.  

His presentation titled, “Witness to the Holocaust”, is made possible by funding from the North Carolina Humanities Council, a statewide nonprofit and affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Currently an Adjunct Professor of philosophy and religion at Mars Hill College in Mars Hill, North Carolina, Dr. Ziffer is a survivor of the Holocaust having endured three years at seven different Nazi slave labor concentration camps.

“The Holocaust is one of those quintessential and horrific historical events that we must remember,” Turpin said.  “We must learn the lessons of the Holocaust and remain vigilant they are never repeated. Walter Ziffer will share his first-hand account of surviving the Holocaust and persevering long after the camps were closed.” 

Photo courtesy of the North Carolina Humanities Council.

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