Dr. Saul Friedlander, a survivor of the Holocaust, grew up in France and survived the German occupation hiding in a Catholic boarding school. His parents weren't so lucky; they were caught trying to escape to Switzerland and gassed at Auschwitz. After the war, he finished his education and became a Holocaust scholar. Friedlander has definite views on the subject (not least because, you know, he was there), viewing the Holocaust as an event so horrific "that its horror is almost impossible to put into normal language" and Nazism as "the negation of all human life." No arguments here. You have the chance to hear him talk about his experiences and studies as Friedlander speaks at UT Dallas, 800 W. Campbell Road in Richardson, at 4 p.m. Sunday and 2 p.m. Monday. Admission is free. Visit ah.utdallas.edu/event for more information.
Sun., Nov. 1, 4 p.m.; Mon., Nov. 2, 2 p.m., 2009