Holocaust Awareness Week

February 21: Evening with a Holocaust Survivor: Mrs. Marthe Cohn

Students for Holocaust Awareness present an Evening with Mrs. Marthe Cohn as part of CSU Holocaust Awareness Week.

February 21st – Evening with a Holocaust Survivor: Mrs. Marthe Cohn
7pm-9pm
LSC Main Ballroom
The extraordinary story of a Holocaust Survivor and Jewish spy in Nazi Germany. When her family was sent to Auschwitz or fled into hiding, Marthe Cohn decided to fight. Using her perfect German accent and blonde hair, she became a spy for the French army intelligence. Posing as a young German nurse, she risked her life countless times before going behind enemy lines to provide information about Nazi troop movements. She received France’s highest military honor, the Medaille Militare. Mrs. Cohn, now 97, will share her extraordinary story of survival, tragedy, and heroism.


Full CSU Holocaust Awareness Week 2018 Schedule

February 16th – Field of Flags Set Up
1pm-3pm
Outside the Lory Student Center
Honor the lives lost in the Holocaust by setting up our annual field of flags in the lawn outside the LSC.

February 19th-22nd – Litany of Martyrs
1oam-2pm
LSC Plaza or LSC Flea Market (weather dependent)
During this time, volunteers will take turns reading names of those who died during the Holocaust. Students, faculty, staff and community members are welcome to volunteer for this event. Please sign up by clicking the link above.

February 19th – Lecture: Discovering Grandma is a Holocaust Survivor
12pm-2pm
LSC Grey Rock Room 290
A CSU student tells his story of having a grandmother who is a Holocaust survivor.

February 21st – Evening with a Holocaust Survivor: Mrs. Marthe Cohn
7pm-9pm
LSC Main Ballroom
The extraordinary story of a Holocaust Survivor and Jewish spy in Nazi Germany. When her family was sent to Auschwitz or fled into hiding, Marthe Cohn decided to fight. Using her perfect German accent and blonde hair, she became a spy for the French army intelligence. Posing as a young German nurse, she risked her life countless times before going behind enemy lines to provide information about Nazi troop movements. She received France’s highest military honor, the Medaille Militare. Mrs. Cohn, now 97, will share her extraordinary story of survival, tragedy, and heroism.

February 23rd – Memorial and Walk to Remember
1pm-3pm
LSC Plaza or Theatre Lobby (weather dependent)
The annual walk to remember honors the lives lost in the Holocaust.

All events are free and open to the public.

 

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