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By Grace Smith
Santa Monica College 

Dr. Henry Oster Spoke About Holocaust at SMC, April 5

"Even in Hell, There is Hope"

 

Fabian Lewkowicz

Dr. Oster displays the tattoo he received on his forearm for identification at Auschwitz to Santa Monica College students. His California automobile license plate bears the same number.

Santa Monica College will present "Even in Hell, There is Hope," a free talk by Holocaust victim Dr. Henry Oster, who survived the Łódź Ghetto, the Auschwitz-Birkenau Death Camp, and Buchenwald.

The talk will be held at 11:15 a.m. Tuesday, April 5, in Humanities and Social Sciences Lecture Hall 165 on SMC's main campus, 1900 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica. Seating is on a first-arrival basis.

Fabian Lewkowicz

Dr. Oster displays the tattoo he received on his forearm for identification at Auschwitz to Santa Monica College students. His California automobile license plate bears the same number.

Dr. Oster will talk about some of his experiences and the importance of holding out hope under the direst of circumstances. His story inspired the "Freedom" Memorial Sculpture by renowned sculptor and multimedia artist Toni Scott at the Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles.

The talk is sponsored by the SMC Associates (www.smc.edu/associates) – a private organization that funds speakers and special programs on campus – and the SMC Office of Public Programs.

Update: Holocaust victim Dr. Henry Oster – who survived the Łódź Ghetto, the Auschwitz-Birkenau Death Camp, and Buchenwald – gives a talk titled "Even in Hell, There is Hope" at Santa Monica College on Tuesday, April 5. Dr. Oster shared his experiences and the importance of holding out hope under the direst of circumstances. His story inspired the "Freedom" Memorial Sculpture by renowned sculptor and multimedia artist Toni Scott at the Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles.

 

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