JACKSONVILLE, AL (WBRC) – Jacksonville State University has announced holocaust survivor Benjamin Hirsch as the keynote speaker for the annual Jacksonville State University Remembrance.
Hirsch escaped from Germany at a very young age and arrived in New York in September of 1941. His father was killed by Nazi's in 1942 and he lost his mother, sister and youngest brother to the gas chamber in Auschwitz in 1943. Hirsch was reunited with his two brothers in Atlanta and would later join the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. He is also the author of Hearing a Different Drummer: A Holocaust Survivor's Search for Identity and Home is Where You Find it: A Memoir.
This will be Jacksonville's 28th Remembrance.
For more information, please see the Remembrance Committee's website, http://www.jsu.edu/holocaust.