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Holocaust Survivor Dr. Inge Auerbacher to Speak at Shenango

11/7/2012 —

Sharon, Pa.—Holocaust survivor and human rights activist Dr. Inge Auerbacher will give a presentation titled "The Holocaust through the eyes of a child survivor" from noon to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, November 14, in the Penn State Shenango Forker Lab Forum. The event is free and open to the general public.

Auerbacher spent three years of her childhood imprisoned in a Nazi concentration camp in Czechoslovakia, where out of 15,000 children, barely one percent survived.

Following her emigration to the United States in 1946, Auerbacher received a bachelor of science degree in chemistry from Queens College. Since her graduation, she has worked for more than 38 years as a chemist with many renowned scientists and researchers.

Auerbacher is also an accomplished writer. She is the author of six books, which have been published in nine languages, and has had fifty poems published. She wrote the lyrics to the song "We Shall Never Forget," which was presented at the 1981 Jerusalem "World Gathering of Jewish Holocaust Survivors."

Throughout her lifetime, Auerbacher has received several honors and awards, including the Ellis Island Medal of Honor, the Louis E. Yavner Citizen Award, and an honorary Doctorate of Human Letters from Long Island University.

An accomplished chemist and author, motivational speaker Inge Auerbacher continues to inspire audiences of all ages with her strength and spirit.

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