Anita Ron Schorr will discuss how she survived the Holocaust at 1 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 4, in the auditorium in the Center for Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences on the North Haven Campus at Quinnipiac University.
Schorr, one of the most highly sought after speakers in Connecticut schools, delivered talks about her powerful life story at more than 50 Connecticut middle and high schools in 2013. Her courage helped her to survive at several concentration camps, including Terezin and Auschwitz and as a slave laborer in Hamburg. She was finally liberated when she reached Bergen-Belsen.
Schorr, of Fairfield, said she was driven by a relentless need to survive so that she could share her story and ensure that the nightmare of prejudice and violence would never happen again. She left for Israel in 1948 to join the Haganah and participate in the War of Independence and try to rebuild her life. She came to the United States in 1959 and currently lives in Fairfield with her husband, Harold. Despite her horrific and heartbreaking experiences, she is leading a life of optimism while making Holocaust education a key mission in her life. Schorr’s exuberance, compassion and love of life leave audiences feeling uplifted by the example of her survival.
For more information, call 203-582-8652.