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Holocaust survivor John Koenigsberg to speak on campus


Holocaust survivor John Koenigsberg will speak at 7 p.m. Monday, May 9, in Baker University Center Theatre.

The talk is titled, "Hidden in Holland: The Experience of a Young Boy," and is free and open to the public.

Koenigsberg, who resides in Columbus, Ohio, speaks extensively at schools and organizations about his experiences as a young boy during the Holocaust.

He is a Jewish native of Amsterdam who spent three years as a young boy hiding from Nazis and living with a Catholic family in the southern Dutch province of Limsburg. His grandfather and many other family members were killed during the Holocaust. His father was part of the Dutch resistance.

The event is presented by Hillel and Black Student Cultural Programming Board (BSCPB) and is cosponsored by Bobcats for Israel, Jewish Women of Ohio, AEPi, Multicultural Programs and the Student Activities Commission.