Holocaust Survivor to Speak at Texas Tech

Date: January 24, 2006
CONTACT: Scott Slemmons, scott.slemmons@ttu.edu

LUBBOCK – Texas Tech University will host a presentation Thursday called "Surviving the Holocaust: A First Person Account" by a Holocaust survivor.

The presentation will be given by Manya Friedman, who was a resident of Chmielnik, Poland, before German troops invaded and deported her family to Auschwitz. She was rescued from the Rechlin concentration camp by the Swedish Red Cross. Friedman is currently a volunteer at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C., and is an active member of the museum's speaker's bureau.

Friedman will speak at Texas Tech's International Cultural Center at 601 Indiana Avenue at 7 p.m. on Thursday (Jan. 26).

Also at the program will be Eva Hance, a Lubbock resident who was liberated from Dachau Concentration Camp in 1945 by American troops, and Mark A. Geeslin of Jayton, who was a soldier in the 11th Armored Division that liberated the Mauthausen camp on May 5, 1945.

The presentation will feature a special musical performance by Dr. Samuel B. Brown, Professor Emeritus of Jacksonville State University in Alabama and adjunct faculty member at Wayland Baptist University in Plainview.

The presentation is free, but reservations are required. To register, call (806) 742-0426.

Friedman's speech is presented by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in cooperation with Texas Tech's K-12 International Education Outreach and the Office of International Affairs. The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum is a national institution for the documentation, study and interpretation of Holocaust history. It serves as this country's memorial to the millions of people murdered during the Holocaust


CONTACT: Dianne Crowley, senior director, K-12 International Education Outreach, Texas Tech University, (806) 742-0426, ext. 256, or e-mail dianne.crowley@ttu.edu.