Holocaust Survivor to Speak at Flagler College, Nov. 18th | Arts & Culture

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Holocaust Survivor to Speak at Flagler College, Nov. 18th

Holocaust survivor Bob Behr will speak to a class at Flagler College on Nov. 18 about his experiences of living in Germany during Nazi rule. Behr will speak in the Virginia Room of the Ringhver Student Center on Sevilla Street from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Members of the community are invited to attend.Tina Jaeckle, assistant professor of social and behavioral sciences at Flagler, invited Behr to speak to her Sociology of Evil class. Students in the class are studying genocide and the Holocaust.

Behr was born in Berlin, Germany, in 1922. He attended a boarding school until 1935 when the Nazis forced the school to close. Behr and his mother were arrested by the Gestapo and deported to Theresienstadt, or "camp-ghetto." Behr then volunteered to help build a new SS headquarters in exchange for his family's amnesty from the gas chambers. His camp was liberated on May 5, 1945. In 1947, Behr immigrated to the United States and enlisted in the army. He now volunteers at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

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