CONVERSATIONS IN THE WEXNER CENTER - SUSAN WARSINGERYou are invited to meet a Holocaust Survivor in an intimate environment that welcomes questions and conversation. The Conversations in the Wexner Center program on Friday, May 4, will feature Susan Warsinger. Please join us and learn about the events of the Holocaust through personal stories, photographs, images and objects from those who experienced the history first hand. Susan will recount her experiences during the Holocaust in one 45 minute program.
Susan was born on May 27, 1929, in Bad Kreuznach, Germany. She was the eldest of three children. Her father owned a thriving linen store, and her mother took care of Susan and her two brothers. On November 9-10, 1938 - Kristallnacht - Nazi thugs smashed the windows and furnishings of their home. Months later, Susan and her brother Joseph were smuggled into France. With the help of the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society (HIAS), Susan and Joseph received permission to immigrate to the United States. After crossing the Pyrenees into Spain, the two sailed from Lisbon, Portugal, and arrived in New York in September 1941.