Holocaust Remembrance Day Presenter: Michael Herskovitz
On Monday, April 28, 2014, from 1:30 to 3:00 p.m., Michael Herskovitz, holocaust survivor, author, and public speaker, gave a first-hand presentation on his experiences during the holocaust.
Michael Herskovitz is a member of the Speaker´s Bureau of the Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Philadelphia. He was born in Czechoslovakia and is a survivor of the Birkenau-Auschwitz, Mathausen, and Gunskirchen Nazi concentration camps. He also shares his experience through two books, “Our Cherry Tree Still Stands” and “Early One Saturday Morning, Triumph of a Holocaust Survivor.” He is of the last generation still able to talk of his true experience there.
While living in Israel, Mr. Herskovitz fought in the 1948 War of Independence and the 1956 Sinai War. Immigrating to the United States with his family in 1959, he moved to Philadelphia and started a career in business. His desire to educate the public about the holocaust led him to develop his public speaking skills. Mr. Herskovitz is a member of the Masons and a two-term past president of the Delco-Stanton Lodge of Brith Sholom, where in 1993, he was presented with “The Man of the Year” award. He has appeared as a featured guest on many local and national television shows and has presented with Governor Ed Rendell at Holocaust Remembrance Day events.
Immaculata University is a Catholic, comprehensive, coeducational institution of higher education, located on the Main Line between Malvern and Exton, 20 miles west of Philadelphia.