Holocaust Survivor Ernest Michel To Present KSC Cohen Center’s 10th Annual Holocaust Memorial Lecture
KEENE, N.H., 9/11/07 – The Cohen Center for Holocaust Studies is proud to present Ernest W. Michel as its tenth annual Holocaust Memorial Lecturer on Monday, September 17, at 7:30 p.m. in the Mabel Brown Room of the Student Center. He will be preceded by Professor Hubert Locke, cofounder of the Annual Scholars’ Conference on the Holocaust and the Churches, who will offer brief reflections on the need and significance of Holocaust and genocide studies in our contemporary world.

Born in Germany, Ernest Michel was sent to his first concentration camp in 1939 at age 16. After nearly six years in some of the most notorious Nazi camps – Auschwitz, Birkenau, Buna-Monowitz, Buchenwald, Berga – he escaped from a death march before the end of World War II. He became a special correspondent for the German News Agency DANA at the Nuremberg War Crimes Trial, and his articles appeared in German newspapers carrying the byline “Auschwitz Survivor #104995.”