Nobel Peace Prize winner coming to Xavier University | Community Spirit
CINCINNATI (FOX19) - On Sunday, May 6, 2012, Holocaust survivor Professor Elie Wiesel will speak to local students and community members at "An Evening with Elie Wiesel" at 7:00 p.m. at the Cintas Center at Xavier University in Evanston. This historic public program is presented by The Center for Holocaust and Humanity Education (CHHE) and was made possible a generous grant from The Jewish Foundation of Cincinnati.
Nobel Peace Prize recipient and Boston University Professor Wiesel has worked on behalf of oppressed people for much of his adult life. Born in Transylvania, he was 15 years old when he and his family were deported by the Nazis to Auschwitz. His father, mother, and a sister perished in concentration camps. In 1956, Wiesel published Night, a memoir of this experience. Night has been translated into more than 30 languages and millions of copies have been sold.
A little over a decade ago, Wiesel came to Cincinnati to rally support for the creation of The Center for Holocaust and Humanity Education, dedicated to educating about the experiences of local survivors and eyewitnesses to the Holocaust. "We are honored to have Professor Wiesel return to Cincinnati at a time when the Center he helped launch is flourishing," says Sarah L. Weiss, CHHE's Executive Director.
Tickets are available March 1 through Ticketmaster at www.holocaustandhumanity.org. Sponsorship opportunities are available as well by contacting The Center directly. For more information, contact The Center for Holocaust and Humanity Education at 513.487.3055 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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