UNI's Center for Holocaust and Genocide Education presents a webinar by Sol Nayman, Holocaust survivor and educator. Born in 1935 in Stoczek Węgrówski, Poland, Sol and his family fled the Nazi invasion of their town in 1939 and made their way to Bialystok, which by then was under Soviet control. The family survived deportation to a labor camp deep in the Soviet Union and another labor camp in Ukraine. At the end of the war, they ended up in a a displaced persons camp in Wetzlar, in the American Zone of West Germany. In 1948, Sol and his family immigrated to Canada.
This event, which is free and open to the public, is co-sponsored by the Jewish Federation of the Quad Cities (JFQC) and is part of the Out of Darkness: Holocaust Messages for Today project. Support for this event comes from the JFQC and from the Norman Cohn Family Holocaust Remembrance & Education Fund at the University of Northern Iowa.