Gannon University Hosts Holocaust Survivor Lecture

Posted: October 7, 2015

Gannon University will host a lecture by Holocaust survivor Halina Peabody on Thursday, October 8, 7:30 - 8:30 p.m.

The talk is one in a series of events in association with "Deadly Medicine: Creating the Master Race," a traveling exhibition created by the museum that can be seen at Nash Library through October 28, 2015.

The exhibition examines how the Nazi leadership, in collaboration with individuals in professions traditionally charged with healing and the public good, used science to help legitimize persecution, murder, and ultimately, genocide.

Peabody comes to Gannon through the Office of Survivor Affairs of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, which created the exhibition.

Born in Krakow, Poland in 1932, Halina (Litman) Yasharoff Peabody, her mother and sister spent the war years in German-occupied Poland living with forged documents identifying them as Christians. As a result, were able to avoid being transported to the ghettos and the Nazi camps. In 1944 Ms. Peabody and her family emigrated to London, England, and in 1968 Ms. Peabody emigrated to the United States. In the 1953 and 1957 Maccabiah Games in Israel, she represented England in table tennis. She currently lives in Bethesda, Maryland.

All are welcome to attend. Refreshments will be served after the lecture.