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A chance to hear from a Holocaust survivor

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The Holocaust was a horrific period in the history of the world and though many students learn about the Holocaust in school, not many of them get to hear a first-hand account from a Holocaust survivor.

Boise resident Rose Beal, now 90 years of age, was 11 years old when Hitler became a notable power in Germany. She survived Nazi raids, markedly “The Night of Broken Glass” and came to America from Frankfurt at the age of 17 with some of the few Jews that escaped before war broke out.  She now sees it as her duty to inform the next generations of human rights and what it is like when those rights are taken away.

Beal has spoken on campus before and will be telling her story again to the members of the student body on Tuesday, Oct. 30 in the Jordan Ballroom on the second floor of the Student Union Building. It will be a story that includes accounts of death, harassment, evasion and survival by Beal and members of
her family.

“The Holocaust illustrates the consequences of prejudice, racism and stereotyping on a society,” Congressman Tim Holden said. “It forces us to examine the responsibilities of citizenship and confront the powerful ramifications of indifference and inaction.”

This event is open to the public and will begin at 4:30 p.m.