Lilly Black, a Holocaust survivor, will present the Holocaust Remembrance Day (Yom Hashoah) Lecture at 7 p.m. April 7, in Maxey Hall, Whitman College campus, on the corner of Boyer Avenue and Otis Street. The lecture is free and open to the public.
Black was born Aug. 16, 1930, in Satu Mare, Romania. She attended Romanian and Hungarian schools and spoke Romanian, Hungarian and Yiddish. She had an older sister and younger brother.
After the invasion in 1944, Black and her family were sent to Auschwitz. She and her sister, Ella, remained in Auschwitz for eight months. Their brother and parents were sent elsewhere and would not survive. After Auschwitz, the two sisters spent several months working in a factory and various camps before liberation in April 1945.
After two years in a liberation camp, her sister married and moved to Israel. Black moved to the United States and was eventually placed in a home with another survivor. She met her future husband in 1949, and they married in June 1950.
The lecture is free and open to the public. For more information, call 527-5768.