Community celebrates Anne Frank’s 75th birthday

The Georgia Commission on the Holocaust and Kennesaw State University celebrated Anne Frank’s 75th birthday with a program‚ tree−planting ceremony‚ theatrical performances‚ a presentation and a book signing on Friday‚ June 11.

Georgia (Jun 14, 2004) — The Georgia Commission on the Holocaust and Kennesaw State University celebrated Anne Frank’s 75th birthday with a program‚ tree−planting ceremony‚ theatrical performances‚ a presentation and a book signing on Friday‚ June 11.

Keynote speaker for the program was Dr. Eugene Schoenfeld‚ a Holocaust survivor of Auschwitz‚ Warsaw‚ Dachau and Muehldorf concentration camps. A noted scholar‚ Schoenfeld is chairman emeritus of the Department of Sociology at Georgia State University and the director of education for the Georgia Commission on the Holocaust. He also is actively involved in lecturing to school groups‚ civic groups‚ churches and synagogues about his experiences.

The program also included remarks by Dr. Betty L. Siegel‚ president of Kennesaw State; Janie S. Maddox‚ chair of the Anne Frank Committee and KSU Foundation trustee; Sam Olens‚ Cobb County Commission chairman; Stan Lefco‚ vice chairman of the Georgia Commission on the Holocaust; and Sylvia Wygoda‚ executive director of the Georgia Commission on the Holocaust.

Following the program‚ authors and Holocaust survivors were on hand to sign their books. In addition‚ performances of the 30−minute‚ one−woman show‚ “Honoring Anne Frank’s 75th Birthday – Through the Eyes of a Friend‚” took place throughout the day. At noon‚ sculptor Devorah Sperber‚ whose sculpture series‚ “Witness to the Holocaust‚” is on view at the exhibit‚ made a presentation on the creation of her series.





A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University offers more than 150 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its approximately 38,000 students. With 13 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia and the third-largest university in the state. The university’s vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties and entrepreneurial spirit draw students from throughout the region and from 92 countries across the globe. Kennesaw State is a Carnegie-designated doctoral research institution (R2), placing it among an elite group of only 6 percent of U.S. colleges and universities with an R1 or R2 status, and one of the 50 largest public institutions in the country. For more information, visit kennesaw.edu.

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