Holocaust Survivor Judy Meisel to Speak Tonight

Judy Meisel, a Holocaust survivor and human rights activist, will be speaking tonight from 8 to 11 p.m. in 112 Buckhout. Meisel plans to discuss her experiences growing up in Lithuania during the German invasion in 1941 and other remarkable moments of her life.

Meisel’s experiences during World War II has led her to pursue a life-long campaign against racism, bigotry, and intolerance. She has traveled the world speaking to thousands of students in the United States, Mexico, and South America.

“You probably haven’t met Judy Meisel, but once you do in “Tak for Alt” (“Thanks for Everything” in Danish), an extraordinary documentary about her extraordinary life, she will be your heroine. Listening to Meisel, it’s as though Anne Frank had miraculously lived. Meisel’s eloquence is every bit as moving as Frank’s diaries,” according to The Philadelphia Inquirer.

“We feared that none of us would come out alive, that no one would be left as a witness,” Meisel wrote in her profile for the Jewish Federation of Greater Santa Barbara.

Meisel is also known for her role in the documentary, “Tak for Alt: Survival of a Human Spirit (1999),” which traces back to her time in Eastern Europe, the Kovno ghetto, the Stutthof Concentration Camp, and her liberation in Denmark.

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Amanda McLaughlin

Sophomore Print Journalism Major and English Minor.

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