Holocaust survivor speaks at RCCC

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Susan E. Cernyak-Spatz, a survivor of the Holocaust and the infamous Auschwitz concentration camp, will speak to a combination American History ńAmerican Literature class at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College on April 16. The public is invited.
Cernyak-Spatz, professor emerita in German literature at UNC Charlotte, will speak from 10 a.m. to noon, in room 2224-25 of the 2000 Building, at RCCC’s South Campus.
Cernyak-Spatz was born in Vienna in 1922 and experienced the gamut of the Holocaust atrocity.
She became a refugee in 1938 and was interned in Theresienstadt in 1942 and deported to Auschwitz-Birkenau in 1943.
She was in a group forcibly marched to Ravensbruck in 1945, where she was liberated three months later in May 1945.
She continues to teach and lectures frequently in the United States and Europe on her life experiences.
Seating space is limited. Contact Sandie Barnhouse, RCCC English instructor, to reserve a seat ń barnhouses@rowancabarrus.edu. Later in April, a U.S. Marine Corps. veteran of the Korean War will speak to the class.
RCCC’s South Campus is located at 1531Trinity Church Rd., just off I-85 (exit 55) and N.C. 73.