Survivor speaks at Holocaust services

FLORENCE – Holocaust survivor Ernest Michel will speak in Northern Kentucky on Sunday and Monday as part of Holocaust remembrance services.

Michel was born in Germany and was imprisoned in Auschwitz. After World War II, he was a reporter at the Nuremberg trials. He has written an autobiography, “Promises to Keep.”

On Sunday, Michel will be the keynote speaker at the annual Yom HaShoah Holocaust Remembrance sponsored by Northern Kentucky’s Interfaith Committee. The service will be 2:30-4 p.m. at Florence Christian Church, 300 Main St. A reception will follow.

At 3 p.m. on Monday, Michel will speak on “The Holocaust and its Aftermath” at the Otto Budig Theater in University Center at Northern Kentucky University.

Lecture sponsors are NKU first-year programs, the NKU Jewish Student Organization, the Holocaust Education Resource Center, the department of communication, the military history lecture series and Hillel of Cincinnati.