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561-297-2595, pburks@fau.edu

FAU Presents a Lecture on the Holocaust in Hungary

BOCA RATON, FL (March 6, 2007)  Florida Atlantic University presents “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 take place on Sunday, March 18 at 4 p.m. in the Performing Arts Building, room 101, on FAU’s Boca Raton campus, 777 Glades Road.   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 will look at the German process for identification, ghettoization and deportation of the nearly 500,000 Hungarian Jews who were victims of the Holocaust.   She will also discuss efforts by the Communist dictatorship in power in Hungary after the Holocaust to eradicate all memory of anti-Semitism and the pre-war Jewish community in Hungary.   

Ozsvath wrote several books on the Holocaust, and her essays and translations have appeared in such journals as Judaism, The Partisan Review, and German Studies Review.

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 more information, call 561-297-2979.

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