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By Selena Stevens

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Faber will speak at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 6, at Calvary Baptist Church, 150 E. High St.

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March 21, 2000 – (Lexington, Ky.) – David Faber, a Jewish survivor of eight Nazi concentration camps, will speak of his family’s fate and his unlikely survival during Holocaust Remembrance Week April 3-7 at the University of Kentucky.

Faber’s parents, five of his six sisters and his brother Romek were murdered by the Nazis during World War II. Before her death, he promised his mother he would survive to tell his story. In 1945, the 19-year-old Faber was saved from death himself when British troops liberated his concentration camp. After confronting his past during a quest to uncover the secret life of his brother – a leader of an underground group which continuously sabotaged the Nazis – Faber authored “Because of Romek: A Holocaust Survivor’s Memoir.” The book has become required reading in many university, high school and middle school modern world classes.

Faber will speak at 7:30 p.m. April 6 at Calvary Baptist Church, 150 E. High St, Lexington. To set the stage for his appearance, the film “Schindler’s List” will be shown at 8 p.m. April 4 in front of the Commons Complex on south campus. In case of rain, the film will be shown in the same location at 8 p.m. April 5.

The events, sponsored by the UK Residence Hall Association, are free and open to the public. For more information, contact Angela Krumdieck at 323-7254 or 323-1919 or via email by clicking here

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