Holocaust survivor to speak at Germanna

by | Oct 19, 2017 | Schools & Education

From Germanna Community College

Holocaust survivor and co-founder of the Virginia Holocaust Museum Jay Ipson speak at Germanna Community College from 12:30 p.m. – 1:45 pm on Thursday, Oct. 26. His lecture will be in room 105 A & B of the Workforce Building at the Fredericksburg Area Campus in Spotsylvania. It’s free and open to the public.
Germanna History Prof. Kellie Bradshaw said recent research by the United States Holocaust Museum estimates that 15-20 million died or were imprisoned in the Nazi ghetto and camp system.
“Mr. Ipson’s story of survival is something I believe everyone should hear,” she said.
Ipson was co-founder of the Virginia Holocaust Museum.
He was raised in Lithuania, placed in a concentration camp at age 6 in 1941 and escaped with his parents in 1943. He arrived in Richmond with his parents in 1947, when he was 12.
Ipson has been appointed by Gov. McDonnell to his Virginia Israel Advisory Board.
He has been a board member of the Anti-Defamation League, chairman of the Automotive Engineers Virginia Section, and Chairman of the Curriculum Committee of the Virginia Vocational Center.
Germanna’s Fredericksburg Area Campus is located off U.S. 17 near Cosner’s Corner in Massaponax.

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