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Lowry Speaker Series Presents: “An Evening With Eric Cahn, Holocaust Survivor”
April 24, 2018
The Lowry Speaker Series presents “An Evening with Eric Cahn, Holocaust Survivor” on Tuesday, April 24, 2018 from 7:00-8:30PM at The Eisenhower Chapel, 293 Roslyn Street, Denver, CO (on Lowry). Admission is free; no tickets or reservations are necessary.
Lowry resident Eric Cahn is a Holocaust survivor. Join us as he shares his personal journey of tragedy, perseverance and inspiration. Born in Mannheim, Germany in 1938, Eric was a toddler when he and his family were taken by the Nazis to a holding camp in France. He and his sister were rescued from the camp in 1942, but separated. Eric was taken by a French Christian family who hid him in their basement for the duration of the war. His parents were soon deported to Auschwitz where his mother died and his father miraculously lived. In the spring of 1944, Eric and his sister were reunited, and his father ultimately reconnected with them in 1946. Four years later in 1950, Eric and his sister came to America under the Displaced Persons Act. They eventually wound up in the Jewish National Home orphanage in West Denver, where they lived until they graduated from high school. Eric graduated from CU Boulder, started his career, got married and raised a family. Eric has made a point of sharing his Holocaust story with civic groups, church groups and students for many years.
For more information, please call Karen House at (720) 955-8833.