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Holocaust Survivor Clara Knopfler to Speak at Purchase College May 1

Date Released: 4/29/2008

Holocaust survivor and author Clara Knopfler will speak at Purchase College on May 1 at 5:30 PM in the Red Room of the Student Services Building as part of Holocaust Remembrance Day. A light dinner and refreshments will be served. The lecture is free and open to the public but reservations are necessary and can be made by emailing ruth.kleinman@purchase.edu or calling 914-251-6498.

Clara Knopfler was born in Romania and later lived in Hungary. In 1944, she was taken to a ghetto and subsequently transported to Auschwitz, then Riga concentration camp and later to two labor camps in East Prussia. After a long “Death March,” she was liberated in January 1945, then had to endure a three-month walk back to Romania. In 1962, she immigrated to France and finally the United States. Her book, I Am Still Here: My Mother’s Voice, was published in 2007.

The lecture is made possible by Hillels of Westchester, UJA Federation of New York, the Holocaust and Human Rights Education Center and the Purchase College Jewish Studies program.