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Henry Fenichel speaks to an audience

Photo courtesy of: Multicultural Programs

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Henry Fenichel to speak about his escape from concentration camp


Henry Fenichel, a Holocaust survivor, will speak about his experiences at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 9, in the Baker University Center Ballroom.

He was born in the Netherlands and after the Nazi occupation he went into hiding with his mother in a convalescence home. When he was 6 years old, the pair was discovered and transported to the Bergen-Belsen camp. They were later exchanged for German civilians held abroad and escaped to Palestine.

While in Palestine, Fenichel witnessed the creation of the state of Israel and the beginning of the Palestine/Israel conflict that persists today. He received his doctorate of physics after his family moved to the U.S. following their time in Palestine. He taught at the University of Cincinnati for more than 30 years and is now Professor Emeritus of physics at the University of Cincinnati.

The Office of Multicultural Programs Black Student Cultural Programming Board (BSCPB) and Hillel at Ohio University are sponsoring the event. It is free and open to the public.

The Office of Multicultural Programs focuses all of its programs and activities on intercultural teaching and learning. It provides a place where members of the University community, representing a variety of backgrounds, can participate in programs and activities. All programming is designed to increase human understanding through the study and expression of culture.