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Holocaust Survivor to Speak at Lenoir-Rhyne's Asheville Center
Holocaust Survivor to Speak at Lenoir-Rhyne's Asheville Center

Lenoir-Rhyne University will welcome Holocaust survivor Dr. Walter Ziffer on Thursday, December 1st at 5:30 p.m. at its Asheville center (36 Montford Ave.). The free event is sponsored by LRU's Modern Foreign Languages Program, Department of Theology, and School of Arts and Letters. RSVPs are required.

During World War II, Dr. Ziffer was held as a prisoner for three years in seven different Nazi slave labor and concentration camps throughout Germany. He will share his personal experiences and compelling story of survival.

"This is Dr. Ziffer's second visit to an LRU campus," said Dr. Gabriele Weinberger, Professor of German and French at LRU. "It is a rare opportunity to hear firsthand accounts of the Holocaust from a survivor, and we consider it an honor and a privilege to host this important event." According to Dr. Weinberger, a question-and-answer session will follow Dr. Ziffer's presentation.

A native of Czechoslovakia, Dr. Ziffer is an engineer, biblical scholar, theologian, author, and teacher. He has taught in France and Belgium as well as the United States and has been in and out of retirement as a professor of Jewish studies at Mars Hill University in Mars Hill.

The event is open to the public, and light refreshments will be served. Contact Sara Landry at sara.landry@lr.edu to RSVP.