‘Schindler’s List’ survivor to speak at Wake Forest University

“Schindler’s List” survivor and documentary filmmaker Zev Kedem will share his true story of survival, camaraderie and courage at 7:30 p.m., Nov. 9, in Benson University Center’s Pugh Auditorium. The program is free and open to the public.

As an 11-year-old boy, Kedem was one of 1,100 Jews whose life was saved by Nazi industrialist Oskar Schindler. Today, Kedem is a documentary filmmaker who consulted on and appeared in Steven Spielberg’s Oscar-winning film, “Schindler’s List.”

“Schindler’s List: A Survivor Celebrates Life,” uses Kedem’s experience at Aushchwitz and his life since as an illustration of life’s fragility. He calls the years he spent in concentration camps his “alternate education,” when he learned that one’s time on earth is precious and none of it should be wasted.

Kedem’s programs have drawn record crowds at more than 200 universities and community organizations across the country. The Nov. 9 event is sponsored by the Wake Forest Student Union.

Kedem is available for interviews prior to his Nov. 9 program at Wake Forest University. Please call the News Service to arrange coverage.

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