Holocaust Survivor to Speak at Allegheny College

March 29, 2016 — Allegheny Hillel will host a talk by Holocaust survivor Helen Marks at 5 p.m. on Thursday, April 7 in Ford Chapel at Allegheny College. The public is invited.

Born in Antwerp, Belgium, in 1941, a year after the Nazis required all Jews to register, Marks was hidden with a Catholic family in Belgium, growing up as a member of their family, until the war was over and her parents were able to take her to the United States.

Marks is one of eight individuals directly affected by the Holocaust whom David Beckman featured in his documentary “White Rose Black Rose.”

Marks is a resident of Cleveland. Her granddaughter is a first-year student at Allegheny College.

Parking for the talk is available on side streets near Ford Chapel or in the lot behind Pelletier Library, which is accessible by both College and Sherman Streets.

For more information, contact the Office of Spiritual and Religious Life at Allegheny College: rellife@allegheny.edu or 814-332-2800.