Judy Meisel, a human rights activist and Holocaust survivor, will discuss her experiences combating bigotry and racism at Delaware Valley College’s Multicultural Forum on Tuesday.
“Despite the horrors she lived through, she preaches a message of tolerance, but through embracing life and making a meaningful difference in the lives of others,” said Dr. Tanya Casas, a faculty member who helped organize the forum.
The talk, free and open to the public, is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. in Room 114 of the Mandel Science Building on the Doylestown campus. A documentary, Tak for Alt (Thank you for Everything, in Danish), about Meisel’s life will be shown on campus Monday at 4:30 p.m. in Mandell 217.
Meisel, who grew up in Lithuania, watched as her mother disappeared into a concentration camp gas chamber, escaped a death march and passed herself off as Catholic before fleeing to Denmark. When she escaped, she was 16-years-old and weighed only 47 pounds.