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King University News :: Holocaust Survivor to Speak at King

King College is pleased to present Holocaust survivor, Alfred Freddie Traum, on Monday, February 22, 2010.

Traum was born into a traditional Jewish family on March 22, 1929, in Vienna, Austria.  Fearing the worst after Germany annexed Austria in 1938, Traum's family sent him and his sister, Ruth, to England where they lived in a Christian family for several years.

As the news of the Holocaust surfaced in 1943, Traum and his sister discovered that their entire family had been murdered.

After the war, Traum served both British and Israeli armies.  In 1963, he and his wife, Josiane, another Holocaust survivor, moved to the United States, where he worked for Boeing until his recent retirement.  Together with his wife and her mother, Fanny Aizenberg, Traum volunteers at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

Traum will present Surviving the Holocaust, at 10:30 a.m. in King's Memorial Chapel.  The event is open to the public and free of charge.

For more information, visit www.buechnerinstitute.org or contact Dale Brown at 423.652.4156.