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Holocaust Survivor to Speak at Wilson on April 17

Posted: April 4, 2014

Holocaust survivor Charles Middleberg will talk about his experiences as a boy living in France during the Nazi occupation in “From Generation to Generation: One Survivor’s Experience of the Holocaust.” The talk, which is free and open to the public, will be held from 11 a.m. to noon on Thursday, April 17, in Wilson’s Thomson Hall chapel.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DATE:
April 2, 2014
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: One Survivor’s Experience of the Holocaust.” The talk, which is free and open to the public, will be held from 11 a.m. to noon on Thursday, April 17, in Wilson’s Thomson Hall chapel.

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 senior Jessica Middleberg.

The presentation is sponsored by Wilson’s Office of the Chaplain and the Office of the Dean of Students.

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 private, coeducational liberal arts college offering bachelor’s degrees in 25 majors and master’s degrees in education, the humanities and accountancy. Wilson is committed to providing an affordable education that offers value to its students beyond graduation.

Located in Chambersburg, Pa., the college had a fall 2013 enrollment of 662, which includes students from 20 states and 14 countries. Visit www.wilson.edu for more information.

Last Updated: April 4, 2014