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April 7, 2007

Contact Rick Kyte at 608-796-3704 or rlkyte@viterbo.edu

HOLOCAUST SURVIVOR TO SHARE HER STORY AT VITERBO APRIL 21

LA CROSSE, Wis. – Holocaust survivor Inge Auerbacher will share her courageous and heartbreaking story as she presents “Through the Eyes of a Child Survivor” at 7 p.m. Monday, April 21 in the Viterbo University Fine Arts Center Main Theatre.

A native of Germany, Auerbacher spent three years between the ages 7–10 in the Terezin (Theresienstadt) concentration camp in Czechoslovakia where of 15,000 children, only one percent survived. Today, her spirit and achievements are truly remarkable.

Auerbacher remembers when the now famous children’s opera Brundibar was first written and performed at Terezin. She has shared her story in three books—I am a Star-Child of the Holocaust, Beyond the Yellow Star to America, and Finding Dr. Schatz—The Discovery of Streptomycin and A Life It Saved.

She has also reached out to the African-American community by writing about her friends, Mary and Martha DeSaussure, pioneering track stars of Brooklyn, in Running Against the Wind.

The event is the final installment in the 2008 D.B. Reinhart Institute for Ethics in Leadership’s Spring Lecture Series and is free and open to the public.

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