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Norway and the Holocaust | Special Guest Lecture by Author and Survivor Irene Berman, April 23

Norway and the Holocaust | Special Guest Lecture by Author and Survivor Irene Berman, April 23

Irene Berman
"We are going to Pick Potatoes", Norway and the Holocaust, the Untold Story


Thursday, April 23
11:15 - 12:30pm
350 Anderson Hall
West Bank, University of Minnesota
open to the public

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Irene Levin Berman was born and raised in Norway. As a young child in 1942 she escaped to Sweden, a neutral country during World War II, to avoid annihilation. Nazi Germany had invaded Norway and the deportation of two thousand Norwegian Jews had begun. Seven members of her father's immediate family were among the 771 victims who were unable to escape and were murdered in Auschwitz.

In 2005 Irene was forced to begin to examine the label of being a Holocaust survivor. Her strong dual identity as a Norwegian and a Jew led her to explore previously unopened doors in her mind. "We Are Going to Pick Potatoes" Norway and the Holocaust, The Untold Story is not a narrative of the Holocaust alone, but the remembrances of growing up Jewish in Norway during and after WWII.

For more information see www.norwayandtheholocaust.com

This event will meet with Adam Blackler's "History of the Holocaust" course, but is free and open to the public. Please join us.