Published Sunday, March 11, 2007

Florida Atlantic University will present “When the World Burned: Ten Months Under German Occupation,” a lecture by Zsuzsanna Ozsvath, Hungarian Holocaust survivor and current director of the Holocaust Studies Program at the University of Texas at Dallas.

The lecture will be held Sunday, March 18 at 4 p.m. in the Performing Arts Building, room 101, on FAU’s Boca Raton campus. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Ozsvath, who lived in Hungary in 1944 when the Germans invaded the country, will talk about her personal experience in hiding from the Germans. She will share her experience of being “shaken by the threat of separation from [her] parents, atrocity, and murder.”

Ozsvath wrote several books on the Holocaust, and her essays and translations have appeared in several journals.

The lecture is sponsored by the Raddock Family Eminent Scholar Chair in Holocaust Studies in the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters at Florida Atlantic University and the Alvin E. Sasso Lecture Series. No reservations are required. For information, call 561-297-2979.