JHQ: Local Holocaust Survivors Martin Spett And Gisela Glaser To Speak At Manhattan College


News Release
October 29, 2007
Contact: Scott Silversten
Phone: (718) 862-7232
E-mail: Public Relations

Local Holocaust Survivors Martin Spett And Gisela Glaser To Speak At Manhattan College

RIVERDALE, N.Y. – Holocaust survivors Martin Spett and Gisela Glaser will discuss their experiences at Manhattan College on Tuesday, Nov. 6 at 7:30 p.m. in Smith Auditorium as the Holocaust Resource Center presents Survivors and Their Stories. The event is free and open to the public.

Spett and Glaser are the subjects of two DVDs created by Manhattan College students Liz Harris ’08, Chris McShane ’07 and Alex Koveos ’07. The DVDs, No Time To Cry: Gisela Glaser’s Holocaust Memories and An Interview with Martin Spett, preserve the survivors’ legacy in an intimate setting.

Excerpts of the DVDs will be presented prior to the discussion, during which Spett will focus on his Holocaust-themed artwork. Glaser will read pieces of her poetry and share her haunting memories of life under Nazi tyranny.

For more information about this lecture, please contact Dr. Jeff Horn, associate professor of history and director of the Holocaust Resource Center at Manhattan College, at (718) 862-7129 or jeff.horn@manhattan.edu.

Members of the media who would like to cover the event should call Scott Silversten at (718) 862-7232 or e-mail scott.silversten@manhattan.edu. Manhattan College is located at West 242nd Street near Broadway in the Riverdale section of the Bronx, one mile from the Westchester County line and accessible by MTA subway line 1.

Founded in 1853, Manhattan College is an independent, Catholic, coeducational institution of higher learning offering more than 40 major programs of undergraduate study in the areas of arts, business, education, engineering and science, along with graduate programs in education and engineering. For more information about Manhattan College, visit www.manhattan.edu.

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