Visiting Holocaust Survivor Lecture
Steven Hess is a Holocaust survivor who will tell his personal story of survival here at Ithaca College on April 3rd at 7PM. Steven and his sister Marion were born in Amsterdam, Holland on January 14, 1938. His parents, Ilse and Karl, fled Germany two years earlier believing that Holland would provide a safe haven. With the invasion by the Nazis in May 1940, however, hope for a neutral Holland was shattered.
In mid-1943, Steven's family was taken to Westerbork, a Dutch transit camp that served as a gateway to Auschwitz and Bergen Belsen. The following February the family was sent to Bergen Belsen. Steven and Marion, then seven years old, were among the few young children who managed to stay alive.
Join us for this important evening in which we witness the story of one survivor and reaffirm our commitment that this kind of genocide should never happen again.
Wednesday, April 3 at 7:00pm to 8:00pm
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