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Holocaust Survivor to Speak at Wilson College on Oct. 22

Posted: October 4, 2012

Holocaust survivor Charles Middleberg will talk about his experiences as a boy living in France during the Nazi occupation in “From Generation to Generation,” to be held at Wilson College on Monday, Oct. 22.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DATE:
Oct. 4, 2012
CONTACT: The Rev. Rosie Magee, Wilson College Chaplain
Phone: 717-264-4141, Ext. 3307
Email: rosie.magee@wilson.edu

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. — Holocaust survivor Charles Middleberg will talk about his experiences as a boy living in France during the Nazi occupation in “From Generation to Generation,” to be held at Wilson College on Monday, Oct. 22. The lecture, which is free and open to the public, will begin at 7 p.m. in Warfield Hall’s Allen Auditorium.

Middleberg and his family were Jews living in Paris when the Germans invaded the city during World War II. For a time, the family successfully hid in a ceiling storage room. Later, Middleberg and his brother were sent to the country and ultimately, survived the Holocaust. The boys later learned that their mother and father had been sent to the Auschwitz concentration camp, where their mother died but their father managed to survive.

Middleberg, of Marlton, N.J., is the grandfather of Wilson student Jessica Middleberg.

Light refreshments will be served following the presentation, which is sponsored by Wilson’s Diversity Team, Office of the Chaplain and the Office of Residence Life.

For more information, contact Wilson Chaplain Rosie Magee at 717-264-4141, Ext. 3307, or rosie.magee@wilson.edu

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Founded in 1869, Wilson College is a liberal arts college in Chambersburg, Pa., that is dedicated to the education of women and affiliated with the Presbyterian Church. Today, women and men can earn bachelor’s degrees in 30 areas and master’s degrees in education and the humanities. The college’s 2012-13 enrollment in the College for Women and the Adult Degree Programs is 695 and includes 17 students from 9 foreign countries. Visit www.wilson.edu for more information.

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