Rutgers University-Camden Division of Diversity, Inclusion and Civic Engagement (DICE) welcomes Judith Altmann Holocaust survivor as keynote in the January DICE Master Class speaker series.
In honor of Holocaust Remembrance Day, in this master class Judith shares a story of struggle and triumph as a Holocaust survivor. Judith Altmann was born in Jasina, Czechoslovakia, which was invaded by the Nazis in 1939.
In 1944, Judith and her family were arrested and transported to Auschwitz concentration camp where Judith and her niece were selected for work and her other family members were sent to the gas chamber. From there she was sent to Essen and Gelsenkirchen labor camps where she remained until March 1945.
She survived the "death march" that ended in the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp. Sick with typhus, Judith was barely alive when she was liberated by the British Army in 1945.
What are Master Classes?
The Rutgers University-Camden Division of Diversity, Inclusion, and Civic Engagement (DICE) Master Class series is a social and cultural capacity building education initiative led by renowned experts in the subject of diversity, equity, and inclusion.
What is International Holocaust Remembrance Day?
January 27 is designated by the United Nations General Assembly as International Holocaust Remembrance Day (IHRD). It marks the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau and to honor the six million Jewish victims of the Holocaust and millions of other victims of Nazism.