This is a past event
May 1, 2022 - 11:30 am
Frost Library, CHI Think Tank

Join us this Sunday, May 1st, as we have a conversation and brunch with Henia “Henny” Lewin, a Holocaust survivor from what is now Lithuania. Lewin spent two years as a small child in the Kovno Ghetto before her mother smuggled her out to a Lithuanian Christian family. Reuniting with her family after the War, she first moved to Israel, then to Montreal, Canada, before settling down in Burlington, Vermont in 1968. Lewin spent 19 years at the University of Vermont as an instructor in Hebrew, and served as a Yiddish educator at the Yiddish Book Center at Hampshire College, and at the University of Massachusetts. She now speaks across New England on the topics surrounding the Holocaust and the resurgence of nationalism. Sponsored by Amherst Hillel and the Center for Humanistic Inquiry.

Contact Info

Bruce Seltzer
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