Thursday, March 11 Class Cancelations and Events

Here are a few class cancelations for today:
  • Traci Caldwell (English instructor) is out, and all of her classes today are canceled
  • Danna Crook (academic achievement instructor) - ONLY 12:55 pm class canceled
  • Jonathan Snipes - ONLY 3:45 pm class canceled
Holocaust Survivor Margit Meissner will present accounts of her experiences during the Holocaust today at noon in H.B. White Auditorium at Morrilton High School and at 7:00 p.m. in the UACCM Fine Arts Auditorium. Both events are being offered free and are open to members of the public of all ages.

Margit was born February 26, 1922 in Innsbruck, Austria, and she and her family moved to Prague, Czechoslovakia shortly after her birth. Margit spoke a number of languages with her family including Czech, French, German, and English. In 1938, attacks on Jews in central Europe escalated, and her parents decided she should leave secondary school in Prague and set out for Paris, France alone, where she would study dressmaking. Eventually, her mother moved to France as well, only to be captured and sent to a detention camp on the Spanish border when Paris fell to the Germans in 1940. At this time, Margit fled to the unoccupied south of France via bicycle, narrowly escaping death in a refugee building which was attacked. She eventually set out alone in search of her mother during one of the most dangerous times in history. After reuniting with her mother, the two fled, via Spain and Portugal, to the United States, where they settled in 1941.

2009 survivor presentations were standing room only, so early arrival is encouraged to ensure seating during the evening presentation at the UACCM Fine Arts Auditorium. Hope to see you there!

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