April 9, 2004
Director of Media Relations
AMHERST, Mass.- Sol Urbach, a Holocaust survivor who worked in the factory depicted in the popular movie Schindler's List, will speak about his experiences on Monday, April 19, at 7 p.m. in Johnson Chapel at Amherst College. Urbach's talk, which is free and open to the public, is sponsored by Amherst College Hillel, the departments of political science and history, and the college social council. A musical program will precede Urbach's talk, and discussion will follow.
Taken into custody by the Nazis at the age of 15, Urbach survived the Krakow-Plaszow concentration camp. He was one of more than 1000 Polish Jews saved by Oskar Schindler, a former Nazi who turned his factory into a refuge. Urbach now devotes much of his time to visiting schools, colleges and civic groups to talk about his life, the Holocaust, and Schindler's List.