Holocaust survivor to speak at Boca Raton campus

Norman Frajman lived through four concentration camps in Europe during World War II.


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Benjamin Paley, Contributing Writer

Norman Frajman will present the first of two lectures in a series on Judaic studies and the Holocaust this month at the Florida Atlantic Boca campus. The lecture is titled “Reflections of a Holocaust Survivor.”

According to a release on the College of Arts and Letters website, Frajman was born in Warsaw, Poland. In 1939, when he was 10 years old, his town became occupied by the Germans.

During the war, Frajman spent time in four separate concentration camps and lost his mother, sister and over 100 members of his extended family during World War II.

Frajman was liberated at the age of 15, and after some time in the Soviet Union, he immigrated to the United States. He was reunited with his father as well, who was able to escape to the Soviet Union before the war.

The lecture will be held in the Performing Arts Building, Room 101 at 4 p.m. on Jan. 15.  

Alvin H. Rosenfeld, a professor of English and Jewish studies and the M. Glazer chair in Jewish Studies at Indiana University, will present the second lecture on Jan. 22 at 4 p.m. in the same room.

For more information on this lecture and others in the series, call Alan Berger, the Raddock Family eminent scholar chair for Holocaust Studies, at 561-297-2979.

Benjamin Paley is a contributing writer with the University Press. For information regarding this or other stories, email [email protected] or tweet him @benpaley92.