Holocaust survivor Maj. Gen. Sidney Shachnow to speak at Elon – April 28

Major General Sidney Shachnow will be speaking at Elon University to mark the conclusion of Holocaust Remembrance Day on Monday, April 28, at 7:30 p.m.

His presentation, “One Man’s Incredible Journey against Considerable Odds,” will be in the McBride Gathering Space of Elon’s Numen Lumen Pavilion.

Born in Kaunas, Lithuania, and imprisoned during the Holocaust in a German concentration camp, Shachnow escaped from captivity and eventually settled in the United States, where he attained the rank of major general and served as commander of the U.S. Army Special Forces Command. He is also the author of the gripping memoir Hope and Honor.  In his presentation at Elon, Maj. Gen. Shachnow will share his experiences of and reflections on the horrors of the Holocaust.

The program is free and open to the public, and is sponsored by Elon’s Lori and Eric Sklut Emerging Scholar in Jewish Studies Program.