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Holocaust survivor to speak on campus tonight

Berman, a Holocaust survivor, at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 10, in the Centrum, Knutson Campus Center. The lecture, part of a series of events hosted by the college on “Scandinavia and the Holocaust” March 10 and 11, is sponsored by the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington D.C., and Tolerance Minnesota.

Berman is the author of “We are Going to Pick Potatoes: Norway and the Holocaust, The Untold Story” (2010). Her talk will focus on the fate of Norway’s small Jewish population during World War II. After the Nazi invasion 900 of the country’s 1,700 Jews were able to escape to Sweden, but more than 760 Norwegian Jews were deported and most of them were murdered at Auschwitz. Nearly 40 percent of Norway’s Jews perished in the Holocaust.

A reception and book signing will follow the lecture. Berman’s book, signed by the author, is available at the Cobber Bookstore.

The lecture, also sponsored by the Scandinavian Studies program and the history department, is free and open to the public.

This article is a press release from Concordia’s Communications and Marketing department.

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