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Survivor Roman Kent to Speak at Vanderbilt

September 15th, 2017

The Vanderbilt Holocaust Lecture Series Presents
Survivor Roman Kent
Voices of Hope & Resistance: 
Courage Was My Only Option

Date: October 24, 2017
Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Student Life Center/Vanderbilt University-
Board of Trust Room 
310 25th Ave S
Nashville, TN 37240
 
Born in Lodz, Poland, Kent spent the war years in the Lodz Ghetto and in the Auschwitz, Marzbachtal, Dernau, and Flossenburg concentration camps.  He arrived in the United States in 1946 under the auspices of the children's quota of the United States Government's "Displaced Persons Act." Mr. Kent serves as President of The Jewish Foundation for the Righteous, Chairman of the American Gathering of Jewish Holocaust Survivors, and has received the Interfaith Committee of Remembrance Humanitarian Award and the Elie Wiesel Holocaust Remembrance Award. Roman Kent has lived a life dedicated to bearing witness and playing an active role in Holocaust education and philanthropy.

For more information, please email Megan Tankersley at megan.j.tankersley@vanderbilt.edu