Holocaust survivor to speak to local students, public


According to a university press release, Wheeling Jesuit University will host Holocaust survivor Howard Chandler on Monday, December 4th.

Chandler, the 89-year-old survivor, will share stories of how he survived the slave labor camp and concentration camps in Nazi occupied Poland during WWII. The public talk will be held at 7:30 p.m. in WJU’s Troy Theater.

The talk is free and open to the public.

In addition to his lecture at WJU, Chandler will be speaking to students at several high schools in the tri-county area.

According to the university’s website, Chandler will talk about how he, his older brother, and his father were sent to a slave labor camp at Starachowice and then later sent to Auschwitz II-Birkenau.

Chandler will also be speaking to the John Marshall Freshman and Marshall County 8th Grade students about his experiences on Monday. He will speak to the students at 1:15 p.m. in the John Marshall High School Center for Performing Arts.

To read the full press release, visit Wheeling Jesuit University’s website.

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