Holocaust Remembrance Event

Rita B. Ross

Rita B. Ross

Immaculata University is hosting a Holocaust Remembrance Day event on Monday, April 27, at 1:30 p.m. in the Green Room. Special guest speaker is Rita B. Ross. The event is free and open to the public; refreshments will be served.

After Rita Ross’ father witnessed Nazi boys beating up older Jewish men in Austria, he obtained a travel visa to move to the United States with the hope that he could ultimately help his family immigrate. Meanwhile, Rita fled to Poland with her mother and siblings where they initially sought shelter in Catholic cathedrals. Later, they moved to the Krakow ghetto, which was operated by the Nazis under disease-ridden, cold and starving conditions. The Nazis imprisoned Rita’s family after they learned about their goal of traveling to America. Eventually, Rita’s family was exchanged for German prisoners of war in 1944. After their release, Rita reunited with her father in New York City with the rest of her family.

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.

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