|Date: March 28, 2000
Contact: Howard Lupovitch
Phone: (207) 872-3054
Isaacson at Colby to Deliver Berger Lecture on Holocaust
Judith Magyar Isaacson will present "A Secret and Other Stories--Selections from Seed of Sarah and Recent Writings," the second annual Berger Lecture on the Holocaust, at 7 p.m. on Monday, April 17, in room 215 of Colby Colleges Lovejoy Building. Isaacson is the author of Seed of Sarah: Memoirs of a Survivor. Her talk is open to the public and free of charge.
A native of Hungary, Isaacson is a survivor of the Auschwitz and Hessisch Lichtenau concentration camps. She married an American serviceman and came to this country following the war. Seed of Sarah, her 1990 memoir, tells of her experiences under German imprisonment and as a displaced person in post-war Europe. A 1993 recipient of the Deborah Morton Award at Westbrook College, she is a member of the governing boards of Bowdoin College, the World Affairs Council of Maine and the University of Southern Maines Council of Visitors. Isaacson is a former mathematics lecturer and dean of students at Bates College. She received an honorary degree from Colby College in 1995.
The Berger Lecture Fund was endowed in 1993 by Robert Berger and Patricia Downs Berger 62 to promote Holocaust studies at Colby.