February 9, 1999
MEDIA CONTACT: Kirsten Birkeland, 360/546-9602, birkelan@vancouver.wsu.edu
        VANCOUVER, Wash. -- The second installment of Washington State University at Vancouver's Human Rights Lecture Series will feature holocaust survivor Zev Kedem on Feb. 18.
        Free and open to the public, the lecture begins at 7 p.m. in the WSU Vancouver Lecture Hall. Seating for each lecture is limited to 150, and doors open at 6 p.m.
        Kedem will speak about his experiences in six different Nazi concentration camps. As an 11-year-old boy, he was among the 1,100 "Schindlerjuden" whose lives were saved by Nazi industrialist Oskar Schindler. Today a documentary filmmaker who consulted on and appeared in the Oscar-winning film "Schindler's List," Kedem will share his true story of survival.
        The third and final installment in the series is set for April 15, and will feature Chinese dissident Harry Wu. Seating for that lecture is also limited to 150.
        The lecture series is sponsored by the Associated Students of WSU Vancouver. WSU Vancouver is located approximately seven miles north of the Portland-Vancouver metropolitan area, and can be reached from either I-5 or I-205.         For additional information about the series, contact WSU Vancouver's Office of Campus Advancement at 360/546-9600 or the student government office at 360/546-9520.

Editor's note: Contact Kirsten Birkeland at 360/546-9602 for information about media availability with Zev Kedem.


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