Gannon University Hosts Holocaust Survivor Lecture
Posted: October 7, 2015
Gannon University will host a lecture by Holocaust survivor
Halina Peabody on Thursday, October 8, 7:30 - 8:30 p.m.
The talk is one in a series of events in association with
"Deadly Medicine: Creating the Master Race," a traveling exhibition
created by the museum that can be seen at Nash Library through
October 28, 2015.
The exhibition examines how the Nazi leadership, in
collaboration with individuals in professions traditionally charged
with healing and the public good, used science to help legitimize
persecution, murder, and ultimately, genocide.
Peabody comes to Gannon through the Office of Survivor Affairs
of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, which created the
Born in Krakow, Poland in 1932, Halina (Litman) Yasharoff
Peabody, her mother and sister spent the war years in
German-occupied Poland living with forged documents identifying
them as Christians. As a result, were able to avoid being
transported to the ghettos and the Nazi camps. In 1944 Ms. Peabody
and her family emigrated to London, England, and in 1968 Ms.
Peabody emigrated to the United States. In the 1953 and 1957
Maccabiah Games in Israel, she represented England in table tennis.
She currently lives in Bethesda, Maryland.
All are welcome to attend. Refreshments will be served after the