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March 23, 2006

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LA CROSSE, Wis. – Holocaust survivor Dr. Sabrina Zimering will speak about her experiences Tuesday, April 4 at 7 p.m. in the Viterbo University Fine Arts Center Main Theatre.

Zimering was 16 years old when the Germans invaded her native Poland in 1939. After living for three years in a ghetto, where fear, hunger, and disease were a part of daily life, the deportation of the Jews to the gas chambers of Treblinka began. She and her sister escaped the ghetto using false identification and were able to live as Catholic Poles in Nazi Germany. She would go on to earn a medical degree from the University of Munich in 1950.

Hiding in the Open is the title of her memoir. She also has extensive speaking experience, including a presentation at the Holocaust Museum in Washington, D.C.

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

Funding for Zimering’s appearance is supported in part by a grant from the Wisconsin Humanities Council. For more information about the D.B. Reinhart Institute for Ethics in Leadership.

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