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Holocaust Remembrance Day - April 18

Posted Apr. 13, 2012


Kent State University at East Liverpool invites community members to join the East Liverpool Campus in a community discussion of the Holocaust, in keeping with the national Holocaust Remembrance Day. The discussion will take place on Wednesday, April 18 at 12:00 p.m. in the Quiet Study Lounge on the second floor of the main classroom building, located at 400 East 4th Street, East Liverpool. 

Holocaust Remembrance DayThe speaker for this year’s Holocaust Remembrance Day is Joel Savransky, a member of our local Columbiana County community. Savransky has been interested in the Holocaust since he was a child, and is very knowledgeable in the subject.  Savransky has read extensively about the Holocaust and World War II, and keeps an active library of over 1,000 books.   He has traveled to visit all six “death camps” in Europe, and has visited many of the concentration camps, especially in Poland, Germany, Ukraine. 

Event planner, Deborah Woods feels it is important to study the Holocaust in order to promote tolerance.  “Prejudice and intolerance are still very common in our world, and genocide still occurs.  In addition, bullying in schools has become a significant problem for many young people,” she said.  “Studying the Holocaust helps people to understand the terrible consequences of hatred.   I enjoy helping students ‘open their mind.’”

At the Kent State Columbiana County campuses, students can earn more than 25 degrees locally including 12 bachelor’s degrees. Enroll now for summer courses at either one of our two conveniently located campuses. For more information please call Kent State East Liverpool at 330-385-3805 or Kent State Salem at 330-332-0361.

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