February 13, 2013 | 9:30-10:40 AM | Free & Open to the Public
Humanities Lecture Hall, Room 206, UC Santa Cruz
Directions and Parking Information
Reception following lecture.
Dora Sorell grew up in the small town of Sighet in Northern Romania between the two World Wars. In May 1944 she was deported to Auschwitz along with most of the town’s 10,000 Jewish inhabitants. She survived the ordeal, but her parents, two of her brothers, and some 40 members of her extended family perished in the gas chambers. Dora returned to Sighet, married her high school sweetheart, and built a career and raised a family before emigrating to the West to be with her surviving brothers. More information about her autobiography, Tell the Children, Letters to Miriam, is can be found on her website: http://www.letterstomygrandchildren.com/index.html
Photo of Chimneys of collapsed buildings in Auschwitz II Birkenau by Adam Zivner.