November 11, 2005
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Charles Harmon Director of University Relations, Sementha Mathews Manager of Public Information and Media Relations, Amanda Edwards Student Intern

Valdosta State University presents last part in 'Witness to theHolocaust' series

Valdosta State University's History Department and the Valdosta Hebrew Congregation will host the last speaker in the six-part series, "Witness to the Holocaust," at two separate community engagements.

Holocaust survivor Andre Kessler will speak Sunday, November 13, at 6:30 p.m., at Temple Israel located at 511 Baytree Rd, and again at the VSU Odum Library Auditorium, on Monday, November 14, at 1 p.m.

Born in Bucharest, Romania, in 1940, Kessler and his mother spent almost two years hiding in a small apartment with the windows darkened and sheets under the door to block the sound. Kessler's inspirational story and powerful message is an appropriate culmination for the educational series that has provided meaningful interpretations and testimonies of a significant event in history.

Kessler's personal testimony is open to the general public. For further information, contact Dr. Louis Schmier, professor of History at VSU, at 333-5947.