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Wednesday, February 25, 2015

HOLOCAUST SPEAKER RETURNS TO CENTRAL ARKANSAS

This September marks 70 years since the end of World War II, which concluded a horrendous time in our world’s history known as the Holocaust. The University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton and the University of Central Arkansas are proud to announce that Gideon Frieder, a Holocaust survivor, will visit Morrilton and Conway in March for three speaking appearances.

Read more about Gideon here.
Frieder is a speaker volunteer with the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C. He will speak at 7:00 p.m. on March 9 at the Farris Center on the campus of the University of Central Arkansas. On March 10, he will share his story at 9:45 a.m. at the H.B. White Auditorium on the Morrilton High School campus. For his final appearance, at 6:30 p.m. on March 10, Frieder will speak at the Fine Arts Auditorium at UACCM. Each of these events is free and open to the public.

Though they have brought Holocaust survivor speakers to central Arkansas in the past, each speaker is different and has a unique, heart-wrenching story to tell. As time moves forward, we have fewer and fewer opportunities to hear first-hand the experiences of those persecuted during the Holocaust. The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum advocates in its slogan why hearing these stories is so important: “Never Again Begins with You.” Please attend one of these events to welcome Gideon Frieder to Arkansas as he shares his story.

Schools from surrounding areas are encouraged to bring students from history and literature classes to attend one of these events. For more information, contact Courtney Stell by phone at 501-977-2142 or by email to stell@uaccm.edu.

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