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January 23, 2006

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LA CROSSE, Wis. – Holocaust survivor Gerda Weissman Klein will speak in Viterbo University’s Fine Arts Center Main Theatre at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 6.

The presentation is one of two keynote addresses at the “Forgiveness – The Human Possibilities” Humanities Symposium at Viterbo Feb. 4-6.

The event is free and open to the public. No reservations are required, but seating is limited. The presentation is part of the D.B. Reinhart Institute for Ethics in Leadership 2005-06 lecture series, Perspectives on the Holocaust.

Klein has lectured throughout the country and has written several books, including All But My Life, The Hours After, and A Boring Evening at Home. One Survivor Remembers, a documentary about her experiences during the Holocaust, won an Academy Award in 1996. She has also appeared on the Oprah Winfrey Show, CBS Sunday Morning, and was featured on 60 Minutes and Nightline.

The event is sponsored by the D.B. Reinhart Institute for Ethics in Leadership and is supported in part by a grant from the Wisconsin Humanities Council. Additional information and updates about the events and related book discussions will be posted at

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