Edison College Observes Holocaust Project Anniversary

Mar 15, 2006

Edison College will observe the Holocaust Memorial Project, a weeklong series of lectures, films and exhibits, beginning Monday, April 3 through Friday, April 7. This year’s theme, “Heroes of the Holocaust,� will focus awareness not only on the horrors but also on the heroism of which humans are capable.

2006 will commemorate the event’s tenth anniversary at Edison College. The program has grown to include discussions by survivors and faculty, a clergy forum, art exhibits, films, dramatic and student presentations, a memorial field of flags and reading of the victims’ names, and a special event designed for high school students. From a few hundred participants in 1996, the Project now involves over 2,000 students, faculty and community members.

Two survivors of Nazi concentration camps will be featured speakers in this year’s events. On Tuesday, April 4, Fort Myers resident Magda Dunn-Cox tells the heart-rending story of her family’s internment after one day in Auschwitz, only she and her mother were still alive , her liberation and eventual journey to America. She will speak at 7 p.m. in Corbin Auditorium.

At age 11, Holocaust survivor Rose Price was separated from her mother and entered her first concentration camp in Poland. She survived six camps before the war ended. She discusses her compelling life story on Wednesday, April 5 at 7:30 p.m. in Corbin Auditorium.

All events are free and open to the public. For more information, please contact Dr. Talbot Spivak at tspivak@edison.edu or 239 489-9467, or visit the Edison College website at www.edison.edu.