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International Holocaust Remembrance Day with Survivor Marion Weinzweig | Jan. 27, 2020

Posted by on Thursday, January 9, 2020 in Events.

Monday, January 27 | 7:00 p.m.

International Holocaust Remembrance Day with Survivor Marion Weinzweig

Alumni Hall 201

Co-sponsored with the Tennessee Holocaust Commission

Born in Opatów, Poland, in 1941, Marion Weinzweig is one of the youngest Jewish Holocaust survivors. When she was eighteen months old her family sent her into hiding with a nearby Christian couple. She stayed with the couple for a brief period of time, but neighbors grew suspicious and noticed Nazi authorities. The couple, fearing for their own lives, forced Marion to flee to a convent where she spent the next several years. For years, Marion attempted to recapture her lost childhood. At age sixty, her desire was realized, as she was finally able to put together most of the missing pieces. In 2016, Marion published Lonely Chameleon: An Autobiography of a Child Holocaust Survivor and has sought to share her story with as many people as possible in hopes of preventing history from repeating itself.