An Evening with Dr. Walter Ziffer, Holocaust Survivor

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September 11, 2017
Tech Talk

A-B Tech is proud to announce a special event with Holocaust survivor Dr. Walter Ziffer, adjunct faculty at UNC-Asheville and Mars Hill and author of his most recent book, "Confronting the Silence: A Holocaust Survivor’s Search for God". The event will be held on Monday, October 16, from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Ferguson Auditorium on our Asheville campus.

Participants may hear Dr. Ziffer's story of surviving the Holocaust through the Polish and German invasions of his home country, his 1942 deportation, and his experiences in eight Nazi concentration camps. His presentation will be followed by a short Q&A with the audience.

Dr. Ziffer was born in Czechoslovakia (now Czech Republic) in 1927, where his father was the last president of the local Jewish congregation. His town was occupied by German Nazi forces in 1939 and Jews were driven into the ghetto. By 1942, they were deported to Auschwitz where only a handful survived. Dr. Ziffer was in the concentration camp Waldenburg/Gross Rosen when it was liberated by the Soviet Army in 1945.

He arrived in the U.S. in 1948 where he graduated from high school and attended Vanderbilt University. He has two Masters degrees in biblical studies and theology from the Graduate School of Theology of Oberlin, College. His Doctorate in theology is from the University of Strasbourg, France.

Space will be limited to the first 400 people who arrive. Admission is free. Doors open at 5 p.m. Parking is available adjacent to the building.


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