Holocaust -- Why?
David Wisnia, cantor at Har Sinai Temple in Trenton and an Auschwitz concentration camp survivor, will speak at Mercer County Community College on “The Holocaust – Why?” on Thursday, Feb. 17 at 12 noon on the West Windsor Campus, Communications Building, Room 110. The lecture will be teleconferenced to the college’s James Kerney Campus in downtown Trenton, Room KC319. Admission is free and open to the public.
Born in Warsaw, Poland,
Wisnia was incarcerated at the notorious Auschwitz for more than three
years, saving his life by singing to entertain the Nazi SS and cellblock
leaders. He was transferred to Dachau in 1944, surviving the "Death
March." He escaped and was rescued by the American 101st Airborn
Division. Joining with the 506 Parachute Infantry, he engaged in combat
during the closing days of the war with Germany.
The lecture is part
of the college’s Distinguished Lecture Series. For more information
call 609-586-4800 ext. 3324.