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Thornton Academy Will Host Auschwitz Concentration Camp Survivor Max Slabotsky

Posted May 01, 2014, at 10:35 a.m.
Last modified May 02, 2014, at 11:36 a.m.
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Monday, May 12, 2014 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Location: Hyde Library of the Emery Building on the Thornton Academy campus, 438 Main Street, Saco, Maine

For more information: 207-602-4448; thorntonacademy.org

SACO, Maine – Thornton Academy’s Lloyd Hunt Lecture Series will host guest speaker Max Slabotsky, a survivor of Auschwitz concentration camp, on Monday, May 12th at 6 PM in the Hyde Library of the Emery Building on the Thornton campus.

Born in Belgium and currently residing in Portland, Mr. Slabotsky is uniquely qualified to share his experiences with World War II, surviving Auschwitz, and losing most of his family to the Holocaust. While events of the Holocaust are tragic and horrific, many stories of individuals who survived the genocide speak to the triumph of the human spirit. The presentation is designed to inspire and inform so that such genocide will not be repeated. The presentation is free and all are welcome.

The Lloyd Hunt Lecture Series features artists, scholars, writers, businesspeople, and others whose experience and perspective serves to educate and enlighten Thornton Academy students, and the broader community. Mr. Hunt–the man for whom these talks are named–taught history and administered the academic program at Thornton Academy for 38 years. Upon his retirement in 2010, his friends and colleagues created the Series.

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