CSUB professor to speak on family's life in Nazi Germany


CSUB professor to speak on family's life in Nazi Germany

Feb 28 2012 10:16 AM



CSUB physics professor, Dr. Thomas Meyer, will give a personal account of life under the Nazi Regime in Germany with his talk, "The Meyers: The Story of a Jewish-Christian Family and their Experiences in Nazi and Post-War Divided Germany," at 3 p.m. on Wednesday inside the Walter Stiern Library. Meyer's mother was the daughter of a Jewish drug store owner and his father was a non-Jewish photographer and journalist who left thousands of diary pages and pictures documenting how the family survived persecution and hiding.


The talk coincides with "Courage to Remember: The Holocaust 1933-1945," a 40-panel exhibit on display through March 23 inside the library. The exhibit, from the Wiesenthal Center and Museum of Tolerance, documents the Nazi campaign that killed six million Jews as well as Gypsies, homosexuals, the mentally ill and others. The exhibit is open to the public for viewing during normal library hours.


The talk is free and open to the public; limited free parking is available in Lot D. More information: 654-3172.


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