Holocaust survivor Walter Ziffer, a local scholar now in his 90s, will provide an abbreviated history of anti-Semitism in a free, public talk at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 31, at UNC Asheville’s Highsmith Student Union, in The Grotto.
Walter Ziffer, born in 1927 in the Czech Republic, endured and survived life in seven different Nazi slave-labor concentration camps as a teenager. His remembrance and reflections on that experience will inform his talk.
Ziffer has authored several books about his experiences during the Holocaust, and about Judaism and early Christianity. He received an engineering degree from Vanderbilt University, two master’s degrees from the Graduate School of Theology of Oberlin College and a doctorate in theology from the University of Strasbourg, France. Ziffer has taught at the University of Maine, UNC Asheville and Mars Hill University, as well as at theological seminaries in Europe and the U.S.
For more information, contact UNC Asheville’s Events & Conferences Office, firstname.lastname@example.org or 828.251.6853.
NOTE – Walter Ziffer’s most recent book, Confronting the Silence, A Holocaust Survivor’s Search for God, will be available on-sale at this event.