Center Symposium brings Kindertransport and Holocaust Child Survivor Margot Lobree to Appalachian Community
Thursday, July 22, 2021
The Center for Judaic, Holocaust and Peace Studies invites the public to an online program with Margot Lobree, a child survivor of the Holocaust, who escaped Nazi Germany on a Kindertransport to the United Kingdom in April 1939. Now in her nineties, Lobree will give testimony in a session moderated by Appalachian State University professor Chris Patti, a specialist in ethnographic work with Holocaust and other trauma survivors. The testimony will take place on Thursday, July 22, from 9-11 a.m. EST and is part of the 19th Annual Martin and Doris Rosen Summer Symposiums.
Organized by the Center for Judaic, Holocaust and Peace Studies, this year's Symposium centers on the struggles and suffering of children in the Shoah.
This virtual program is free and open to the public. To register for this event, see https://appstate.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcld-Gsrj0rE9TknwxP737Xu-JTq8TfrT_Y.
About the Center for Judaic, Holocaust and Peace Studies
Appalachian State University’s Center for Judaic, Holocaust, and Peace Studies was founded in 2002 to develop new educational opportunities for students, teachers and the community. Located administratively within the College of Arts and Sciences, the center seeks to strengthen tolerance, understanding and remembrance by increasing the knowledge of Jewish culture and history, teaching the history and meaning of the Holocaust, and utilizing these experiences to explore peaceful avenues for human improvement and the prevention of further genocides. The Center for Judaic, Holocaust, and Peace Studies is an associate institutional member of the Association of Jewish Studies, a member of the Association of Holocaust Organizations and a member of the North Carolina Consortium of Jewish Studies.