Holocaust survivor to share story at Des Moines University

April 11, 2012 —

In remembrance of Holocaust Memorial Day, Des Moines University is hosting a presentation by Holocaust survivor Fred Lorber on Friday, April 20, at noon in the Student Education Center auditorium, 3300 Grand Avenue.

Fred Lorber was a teenager when the Nazis invaded his home of Vienna, Austria. He was able to escape to the United States, where he later joined the army to fight against the Nazis.

DMU encourages students, staff and faculty to be well-informed on a variety of topics. Lorber will share his unique experiences and perspective in an educational presentation about this historical tragedy. The public is also invited to attend.

Attendees are welcome to bring a lunch. There is a cafeteria near the auditorium for those interested in purchasing a hot lunch.

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Des Moines University (DMU) is the only private medical school in Iowa, offering graduate-level, professional degree programs in osteopathic medicine, podiatric medicine, physical therapy, physician assistant studies, biomedical sciences, anatomy, health care administration and public health. Founded in 1898, the institution offers superior academics in a collaborative environment. DMU students' pass rate on national examinations and board certifications is consistently higher than the national average and the rates at similar institutions.


  • http://www.holocaustmemoir.com Kent Weber

    I wish I could attend this lecture by Mr Lorber. These stories are truly inspiring. I recently read a memoir of a retired Rabbi Dov Beril Edelstein, called Worlds Torn Asunder (http://www.holocaustmemoir.com) It is incredible the sheer evil and number of near misses these people survived, and that they can remain so gracious years after.