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Holocaust survivor Dr. Max Eisen speaks at Trent University

Posted: October 10, 2018

Award-winning author and survivor of Auschwitz to tell his story

Hungarian-Jewish women and children arrive at Auschwitz in 1944
Hungarian-Jewish women and children arrive at Auschwitz in 1944

Event Details

  • Thursday, November 8, 2018
    7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    Wenjack Theatre, Otonabee College

On November 8, at 7:30 p.m., Holocaust survivor Max Eisen -- a 2018 Trent honorary degree recipient and an award-winning author (By Chance Alone) -- will speak about his experiences in Auschwitz and his emigration to Canada in the postwar years. Max has been a key witness in two recent trials in Germany of Holocaust perpetrators; he is also featured in the 2018 documentary The Accountant of Auschwitz (about SS perpetrator Oskar Groening). For over 30 years, he has devoted himself to educating Canadians about the Holocaust; his tireless efforts to tell others about what he saw and suffered through has made him one of Canada's foremost witnesses to genocide. Trent University is grateful to have Max speaking in Peterborough during Holocaust Education Week in Ontario. His talk is sponsored by Lady Eaton College, the Beth-Israel Synagogue, and the History Department at Trent University. All are welcome at this talk and copies of Max's memoir will be available for purchase.

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