What: "Hidden Child of the Holocaust" -- A presentation at the University of North Texas by Holocaust survivor Paul Kessler. UNT's Jewish and Israel Studies Program is sponsoring the lecture. Co-sponsors include the Dallas Holocaust Museum, the Jewish Federation of Fort Worth and Tarrant County, and the Jewish Federation of Greater Dallas.
When: 6:30 p.m. Nov. 17 (Monday)
Where: Room 255 of the Eagle Student Services Center, 1147 Union Circle, Denton
Contact: UNT's Jewish and Israel Studies program at 940-369-8926 or firstname.lastname@example.org
DENTON (UNT), Texas -- Holocaust survivor Paul Kessler will speak about his experience as a child during the holocaust in his speech titled the "Hidden Child of the Holocaust" at 6:30 p.m. on Nov. 17 (Monday) at the University of North Texas. He will give his lecture in Room 255 of the Eagle Student Services Center, 1147 Union Circle, Denton. A question-and-answer session will follow his talk.
Kessler was 5 years old when the Nazi armies entered Slovakia, where he was born. He and his mother survived the Holocaust, for a long period hiding in a hole dug by farmers, while his father was in one of the first groups to be sent to the Auschwitz concentration camp. Kessler recounts his Holocaust experience with the hope that it will influence others to stand and speak out against hate and prejudice.
In 1951, he immigrated to Los Angeles. He served in the U.S. Army and then worked for American Express, holding management posts in North America and Europe. Kessler speaks to student groups visiting the Dallas Holocaust Museum, local schools and other area organizations.
For more information, contact the Jewish and Israel Studies Program office at 940-369-8926 or email@example.com.