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Speake - Dr. Edith Eger

Wednesday, May 15, 2013
7:30 pm

Dr. Edith Edgar

A native of Hungary, Edith Eva Eger was just a young teenager in 1944 when she experienced one of the worst evils the human race has ever known. As a Jew living in Nazi-occupied Eastern Europe, she and her family were sent to Auschwitz, the heinous death camp. Her parents lost their lives there.  Toward the end of the war Edith and other prisoners had been moved to Austria. On May 4, 1945 a young American soldier noticed her hand moving slightly amongst a number of dead bodies. He quickly summoned medical help and brought her back from the brink of death.

May 15, 7:30 pm

Jerilyn S. McIntyre Music Building (Main Concert Hall)

Event Type: 
Student Life

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