UNT Jewish and Israel Studies Program to host Auschwitz Survivor

Monday, February 3, 2014 - 14:39

What: Holocaust Survivor Jack Repp will speak at the University of North Texas. His lecture is sponsored by UNT's Jewish and Israel Studies Program, the Dallas Holocaust Museum Center for Education and Tolerance, Leo and Rhea Fay Fruhman Foundation, the Jewish Federation of Fort Worth and Tarrant County, and the Jewish Federation of Greater Dallas.

When/Where: Repp will speak at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 4 (Tuesday), in Room 255 in the Eagle Student Services Center, located at 1147 Union Circle, Denton.

Cost: Free

Contact: Jennifer Aglio, Jewish and Israel Studies Program, 940-369-8926; jewish-studies@unt.edu

DENTON (UNT), Texas-- University of North Texas students, faculty and staff members and others will hear a firsthand account of the Holocaust and what it was like to live in Auschwitz and other camps during a lecture given by Holocaust survivor Jack Repp.

The lecture will be held at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 4 (Tuesday) in Room 255 of the Eagle Student Services Center, 1147 Union Circle in Denton.

Repp, who was born Yitzik Rzepkowicz in Radom, Poland, will discuss the four years he lived in various ghettos and concentration camps, including Kielce, Auschwitz, and Dachau, and a death march that he endured until he was liberated when he was 21.

After being liberated by the American army, he moved to the United States in 1949 to work for his uncle selling clothes, and settled in Dallas. He owned Repp's Department Store on Second Avenue near Fair Park for 44 years. Repp now volunteers as a speaker at the Dallas Holocaust Museum.

For more information, contact the Jewish and Israel Studies Program office at 940-369-8926 or jewish-studies@unt.edu.

UNT News Service Phone Number: (940) 565-2108

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