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GSS Hosts 'One Survivor Remembers'

Contact: Syd Steinhardt
(212) 636-6534
steinhardt@fordham.edu


In the winter of 1945, on the day of her liberation from six years in Nazi captivity, Gerda Weissmann clung to life at the end of a 350-mile death march. She weighed 68 pounds, her hair had turned white, and she had not had a bath in three years. Now a renowned motivational speaker, Gerda Weissmann Klein will share her story of survival with the Fordham community in a videoconference on Tuesday, Nov. 13, at 7 p.m.

“One Survivor Remembers: An Evening with Gerda Weissmann Klein,” hosted by the Graduate School of Social Service, is a tale of courage, grace and dignity. Through her story and her unique perspective, Klein seeks to raise awareness about the dangers of hate and extremism. She has written several books about her experiences under Nazi rule and her story was made into a film of the same name.

The videoconference will take place at the School of Law’s McNally Amphitheater and will be simulcast in the Pepsico Auditorium, Rita Hall on the Marymount campus. To RSVP, or for further information, contact Bill Madden at (212) 636-6602 or wmadden@fordham.edu.

Founded in 1841, Fordham is the Jesuit University of New York, offering exceptional education distinguished by the Jesuit tradition to approximately 15,600 students in its four undergraduate colleges and its six graduate and professional schools. It has residential campuses in the Bronx and Manhattan, a commuter campus in Westchester, and the Louis Calder Center Biological Field Station in Armonk, N.Y.
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