Four Perfect Pebbles
Mrs. Lazan's mission is to speak to as many people as possible, students and adults, so they can hear the story from a Holocaust survivor. Her presentation goes beyond the facts; she applies the lessons learned to society today. She asks her audience to be tolerant of others and not stereotype individuals based on religious belief, race, color, or national origin. She stresses the importance of positive thinking as well as creativity and inner strength when working to overcome adversity. She warns her listeners to be true to themselves and not blindly follow-the-leader.
Marion Blumenthal Lazan's success is one of survival - her own and her family's - mother, father and brother, Albert. Trapped in Hitler's Germany, they eventually fled to Holland but were soon caught in the Nazi web. For 6-½ years, they lived in refugee, transit and prison camps, including Holland's Westerbork and Germany's Bergen-Belsen, where Anne Frank died.
While incarcerated with her family and all the while deprived of food, clothing and living essentials, Marion imagined her loved ones as what is now the title of her book, The Four Perfect Pebbles. If the pebbles did not die, her family would likewise endure. Six days before the British captured Bergen-Belsen, the family was placed above the "death train" destined for Auschwitz. Before reaching Auschwitz, the war ended and Russian troops freed the Blumenthals.
Date and Time
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Light refreshments served from 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Presentation from 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location and Parking
Robert H. Michel Student Center
915 N Elmwood
Peoria, IL 61606
Parking is available in any blue or white-lined space on campus.
Your FREE registration is funded from a "Lagniappe" grant from The Bernard Osher Foundation. Though seating is plentiful, registration is required.
If you need to cancel, contact Continuing Education as soon as possible: (309) 677-3900.
Lectures are held rain or shine, unless inclement weather closes Bradley University.