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Holocaust Remembrance Talk April 7 by Survivor Martin Lowenberg

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

Muskegon Community College will commemorate Holocaust Remembrance Day this year with a remarkable and emotional talk by concentration camp survivor Martin Lowenberg on Monday, April 7.

The presentation, which includes a discussion with the audience, takes place from 6-8 p.m. at the USS Silversides Museum, 1346 Bluff St., in Muskegon. The talk, which is part of MCC’s popular World War II Lecture Series, open to the public for a $5 donation to the museum or free for museum members.

As a child in Nazi Germany, Lowenberg was deported to five different Nazi concentration camps and lost 28 family members, including his parents and siblings. He will recount his story of overcoming the worst of humanity and a personal journey of triumph.

“Never again should we or our children or our grandchildren and so on, ever know of the horrors which I experienced in the twelve years of my youth from age 5 till 17, from 1933-1945,” said Lowenberg, who is active with Holocaust Memorial Center Zekelman Family Campus in Farmington Hills, Mich. “We should never forget and we should always remember.”

MCC Professor Kurt Troutman called his presentation “unforgettable.”

“At 86 years young, Mr. Lowenberg has a powerful story to share in strong, yet gentle manner,” he noted.