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Holocaust survivor to speak at Newnham Campus

Max Eisen

Max Eisen

Holocaust survivor Max Eisen will be speaking at Newnham Campus on Thursday, March 20 from 3:15 p.m. to 5:05 p.m. in Room D1010.

Born in Moldava, in the former Czechoslovakia on March 15, 1929, Mr. Eisen survived Auschwitz and three other death camps. His entire immediate family, including three siblings and his distant relatives perished. Mr. Eisen was liberated on May 6, 1945 and came to Canada in 1949. He is the recipient of the 2004 Humanitarian Award from the Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Centre for Holocaust Studies and the 2007 Tikkun Olam Education Award from Ve'ahavta.

Mr. Eisen is visiting the campus as part of Seneca’s Literature of the Holocaust course, which teaches students about the history, struggles and losses of Holocaust victims, and the enduring impact of the Holocaust on so many today.

Donations will be accepted on behalf of the Holocaust Centre of Toronto, which preserves the memories of the victims, honours the legacies of those who survived and educates the community about the Holocaust.