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Holocaust survivor to speak at Coastal May 1

April 18, 2002

Nesse Godin, a Holocaust survivor and a noted advocate for education about the Holocaust, will speak in Coastal Carolina University's Wheelwright Auditorium on Wednesday, May 1 at 7 p.m. The event, sponsored by Coastal's Diversity Club, is free and open to the public.

Godin is a survivor of the Shauliai, Lithuania ghetto, the Stuthof Concentration Camp, four labor camps, and a death march. She has devoted her adult life to teaching and communicating her personal memories of the Holocaust. In 1998 she was presented the Elie Wiesel Holocaust Remembrance Medal for her work as a teacher and communicator.

She is a native of Lithuania, where she lived with her parents and two brothers until the Nazi invasion. After the war, she and her husband Jack, also a survivor, came to the United States and settled in the Washington, D.C., area.

Godin is co-president of the Jewish Holocaust Survivors and Friends of Greater Washington and she is a founding member of several survivor groups. She serves on the board of the Jewish Community Council and the United Jewish Appeal Federation and works regularly with the United States Holocaust Museum.

Her life story has appeared in many publications, including The Washingtonian Magazine and Scholastic News, as well as in the television productions "In Memory of Millions," hosted by Walter Cronkite, and "Beyond Hate" with Bill Moyers.

For more information, contact Coastal's Office of Student Activities at 349-2301.