Originally from Poland, Webster now lives in Dyer and speaks regularly to school and community groups

The Indiana University Northwest Office of Student Life and Athletics and the Office of Diversity Programming welcome Miriam Webster, a World War II Holocaust survivor, to the campus of Indiana University Northwest. The event will take place at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 30 in the IU Northwest Gallery for Contemporary Art, located in Savannah Center.

Webster will recount the painful memories of her experiences as a young woman who was forced to live with her family in a ghetto. During World War II, ghettos were established by the German Nazis to confine Jews into tightly packed areas of the cities of Eastern Europe.

An adolescent during World War II, Webster secured a false identity card through a family associate that identified her as a Christian. She was then separated from her family, most of whom perished at the Treblinka Extermination Camp during the war.

Webster now lives in Dyer with her husband. She speaks regularly to schools and community groups throughout the region in hopes of breaking down hatred and creating understanding, acceptance, and peace in our world.

The Office of Diversity Programming will show a video following Webster’s discussion focused on Jewish culture in America.

An educational book on Jewish culture will also be raffled off to one person in attendance.

All are invited to enjoy light refreshments provided by both sponsors of the event.

The IU Northwest Gallery for Contemporary Art is located in the Savannah Center next to the IU Northwest Book Store.

To learn more about the Office of Student Life and Athletics, visit www.iun.edu/~stulife.  For additional details on Office of Diversity Programming, go to http://www.iun.edu/~odpnw/.

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