Holocaust Remembrance Event Features a Talk By Survivor Marion Blumenthal Lazan
March 27, 2018 — Holocaust survivor Marion Blumenthal Lazan will give a talk, “Four Perfect Pebbles: My Holocaust Story, A Message of Perseverance, Determination, Faith, and Hope,” at the Marist College annual Holocaust Remembrance event on Tuesday, April 10, 7:00pm in the Nelly Goletti Theatre. This event is free and open to the public.
Blumenthal Lazan’s memoir, Four Perfect Pebbles: My Holocaust Story, recounts her childhood years marked by Hitler’s rise to power. The Blumenthal family—Marion, her parents, and her brother—were trapped in Nazi Germany. Though they eventually made it to Holland, so did the Nazis, forcing the family to live in refugee, transit, and prison camps, including Westerbork in Holland and Bergen-Belsen in Germany before moving to the United States.
Published in 1996, Four Perfect Pebbles has received numerous honors, including being named an American Library Association Notable Book. School Library Journal called the memoir “a harrowing and often moving account.”
This event is sponsored by Marist’s Holocaust Remembrance Committee, the Office of the President, the Office of Student Affairs, and the Office of Academic Affairs.
Carpooling is encouraged. Parking for this event will be available in the following campus lots: Mid-Rise, McCann, and Riverview. For information call, (845) 575-3449.
Located on the banks of the historic Hudson River and at its Florence, Italy campus, Marist College is a comprehensive, independent institution grounded in the liberal arts. Its mission is to “help students develop the intellect, character, and skills required for enlightened, ethical, and productive lives in the global community of the 21st century.” Marist is consistently recognized for excellence by The Princeton Review (Colleges That Create Futures and The Best 381 Colleges), U.S. News & World Report (9th Best Regional University/North), Kiplinger’s Personal Finance (“Best College Values”), and others. Though now independent, Marist remains committed to the ideals handed down from its founders, the Marist Brothers: excellence in education, a sense of community, and a commitment to service. Marist educates approximately 5,000 traditional-age undergraduate students and 1,400 adult and graduate students in 47 undergraduate majors and 15 graduate programs, including fully online MBA, MPA, MS, and MA degrees. www.marist.edu