Holocaust Survivor to Speak at Texas Tech
January 24, 2006
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: January 24, 2006
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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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.