Oct.3: Holocaust survivors

'No Denying' creator to speak in series on Holocaust survivors

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10 a.m., Sept. 23, 2013--Steve Gonzer, creator of the documentary No Denying: Delawareans Bear Witness to the Holocaust, will be a guest lecturer in a University of Delaware Jewish Studies class at 3:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 3, in 014 Mitchell Hall.

The class is taught by Diane Isaacs, adjunct professor who specializes in Holocaust studies.

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Gonzer will show and discuss women’s testimony included in the documentary, which features personal accounts of Delawareans who were eyewitnesses to the events of the Holocaust – survivors, liberators and rescued children.

A UD alumnus, Gonzer worked as an education and training specialist in the Christina, Red Clay and New Castle County Vocational Technical school districts.

No Denying has been screened at the Newark Film Festival, the Rehoboth Film Festival, Theatre N and many local schools, churches and community organizations.

Future guest speakers include the following:

• Oct. 24 -- Dorothy Finger, Holocaust survivor, will read poems she has collected over the years to supplement her story of hiding in the forest and her message for people today.

• Nov. 12 -- Ann Jaffe, Holocaust survivor, will discuss her remarkable story of surviving in the forest with her family.

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