Holocaust survivor and human rights advocate Rose Beal will speak at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 30, in the Student Union Jordan Ballroom. Doors open at 4 p.m. The event is free and open to the public, but donations will be accepted at the door to benefit the Rose Beal Legacy Garden at the Anne Frank Human Rights Memorial.
Beal narrowly escaped execution in Germany as a Jew during the Holocaust. She grew up in Frankfurt, Germany, where the Nazis closed her school when she was in her early teens. She was one of 200 out of 17,000 Jews to survive a grueling deportation to Poland just before the outbreak of the war. Beal recounts how she survived harassment, raids and the infamous 1938 Krystallnacht, or “Night of Broken Glass,” and along with her mother and her younger brothers narrowly escaped death several times.
The event is sponsored by Housing and Residence Life’s Living and Learning Communities (LLC), the Foundational Studies program and the Arts and Humanities Institute.
In addition, LLC students will be on the Quad and other areas of campus promoting the event and selling roses to raise money for the Legacy Garden. Roses were donated by Boise at its Best florists.