Contact:

Office of Communications (pr@colby.edu)
207-859-4350

Elise Friedmann, a correspondent for several European Jewish journals, will present the lecture “Who Owes What to the Holocaust Survivors?” on Wednesday, November 8, at Colby College in Waterville. The 7:30 p.m. event will be held in the Pugh Center of Cotter Union and is open to the public free of charge. A reception will follow immediately afterwards.

Friedmann is head of the news desk of the Jewish Weekly in Holland. She is also the Dutch correspondent for the Jewish Telegraph Agency, based in New York, and the Jewish Chronicle, based in London, where she lived for 10 years. For several publications Friedmann covered local reactions in Bern, Switzerland, where she lived for two years, to the “Nazi Gold” affair.

Friedmann’s freelance publications include “Hiding behind Anne Frank: The Dutch now face their past” for the B’nai B’rith International Jewish Monthly. The article examined Dutch attitudes during and immediately after World War II and the effects of the belated restitution operation now nearing completion. The November 8 lecture is co-sponsored by the Colby Events Committee, the Student Government Association, Hillel and the Jewish studies program.