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Holocaust survivor at speak at Ga. State
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Holocaust survivor at speak at Ga. State

ATLANTA -- A Holocaust survivor and retired professor will speak at Georgia State University Friday.

Eugen Schoenfeld is the former chair of GSU's sociology department. He also survived imprisonment at both the Auschwitz-Birkenau and Dachau concentration camps during World War II. He immigrated to the United States in 1948.

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"Eugen Schoenfeld will address his Holocaust experience and present his thoughts on the Holocaust as it is perceived in today's world," Martha Fowler, director of student support services at GSU, said in a statement. "It is important for students and others at Georgia State to understand similarities and differences among cultures, and also to know how history has impacted various cultures throughout the world. Understanding and empathy breed tolerance and willingness to cooperate."

Since retiring, Schoenfeld has worked as a contributor for the Atlanta Jewish Times and a consultant to the Georgia Commission on the Holocaust. He has also been a Scholar in Residence at Kennesaw State University, which has its own Museum of History & Holocaust Education.

Schoenfeld has written two books: My Reconstructed Life and Faith and Conflict: Reflections on Christian Faith's Impact on the Rise of the Holocaust.

His lecture will be at 11:30 a.m. in the Student Center Speakers Auditorium. It is free and open to the public.

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