Holocaust Survivor Agi Geva Coming Tomorrow!

Don't forget: Tomorrow (Wednesday) and Thursday of this week, UACCM will be honored to bring an individual to Morrilton who has survived one of the most horrific events in history: The Holocaust. Agi Geva will present an account of her experiences during the Holocaust in the H.B. White Auditorium on the Morrilton High School campus on Wednesday, March 11 at noon and in the UACCM Fine Arts Auditorium on Thursday, March 12 at 7:00 p.m. The noon presentation on Wednesday has been relocated to H.B. White auditorium from the UACCM Fine Arts Auditorium due to the large crowd anticipated due to early response to announcements of the event. The event, sponsored by the college, is being offered free and is open to the public.

Agi was born in Budapest, Hungary in 1930. When the German occupation of Hungary occurred on March 19, 1944, Agi, her sister Zsuzsanna and their mother, Rozsa, were deported to Auschwitz, the notorious Nazi death camp in Poland. Despite many selections, Rozsa and her daughters managed to remain together throughout their ordeal.

After they had been in Auschwitz for several weeks they were transferred to Plaszow, where conditions became worse. When the camp at Plaszow was liquidated, the Nazis transported them back to Auschwitz. A short time later they found themselves among 180 Hungarian and 20 Polish women who were selected for factory work and were all transported to a small labor camp in Rochlitz, Austria. After working at the factory for several months, all of the women were sent on a forced march of 400 kilometers, during which they were liberated by the American army on April 28, 1945 ending the terrifying ordeal.
After living in Israel for 53 years, Agi came to the United States in 2002. She currently resides with her daughter in Washington D.C., and she donates her time to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum by traveling throughout the country and sharing her story with schools and other organizations.

Her visit to UACCM will captivate audiences in a way only a true living piece of history can, so please join us for this educational event. To ensure a seat, early arrival is encouraged for the Thursday evening presentation on the UACCM campus.

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