Holocaust Survivor ready to share her story to Towson’s campus

Halina Silber, who was on Schindler’s List, will speak on campus in honor of Holocaust
Remembrance Day.

Halina Silber survived the Holocaust in her teenage years by working in factories
for Oskar Schindler, the subject of the 1994 Academy Award winning movie “Schindler’s
List.”

In 1994, Steven Spielberg won Best Picture at the Academy Awards for “Schindler’s
List,” a film based on the life of Oskar Schindler that told the story of the German
businessman who saved the lives more than a thousand Jewish refugees during the Holocaust.

In honor of Holocaust Remembrance Day, Towson University Hillel will welcome speaker Halina Silber, a Holocaust survivor who worked in Schindler’s
factory during World War II.

The event will take place on Wednesday, May 4 at 7 p.m. in the University Union Loch Raven
Room. Admission is free. The event is also sponsored by the Department of Early Childhood Education and the Center for Student Diversity.

Silber was only 12 during World War II. The now 87-year-old Pikesville resident will
educate attendees about her life during the Holocaust, and the important role average
but courageous people played in saving lives.

“This is such a unique opportunity to hear from a ‘Schindler’s List’ survivor,” said
Scott Black, assistant director of Towson University Hillel. “Soon the generation
that experienced the atrocities of the Holocaust will not be with us. We want to make
sure students have a chance to hear an eyewitness account of the Holocaust.”

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Black also believes that Silber’s presentation will not only inform but also provide
insight on problems that students can face on TU’s campus.

“Students can learn about the hardships and small victories that were part of the
lives of Holocaust survivors,” Black said. “We also hope that students take the story
and help educate their peers on the events that took place during this time in order
to fight racism, intolerance and social injustice.”

View more information: https://www.towson.edu/news/2016/holocaust_speaker.html

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