Holocaust survivor to speak at college

Published on: March 12, 2008

The Lone Star College-Tomball student organization, STARS, will host a day of racial awareness activities on March 20.
The program starts at 9 a.m. in E100 with the movie "Crash," the academy award winning best picture of 2006. This film will challenge the audience to question prejudices and to examine fear and bigotry from multiple perspectives.

At 11:30am in N103 guest speaker, Walter Kase, a Holocaust survivor, will describe his harrowing experiences suffered under Nazi tyranny.  Kase endured and survived forced labor camps and five concentration camps, including Auschwitz.  When liberated at age 15, he weighed 65 pounds and learned that most of his family had been killed. 

In his presentation, "The Devil Came on Horseback," former Marine Capt. Brian Steidle will speak about the atrocities he witnesses as a military observer for the African Union.  Armed only with his camera, Steidle has recorded the killing of black Africans at the hands of the Janjaweed militias funded by Sudan's Arab government. The presentation begins at 1 p.m. in E100.

All presentations are free and open to the community. For more information please contact Sharon Alewine at 281-357-3643.

Lone Star College-Tomball, located at 30555 Tomball Parkway/State Highway 249, is part of the Lone Star College System. LSCS consists of five colleges, including CyFair, Kingwood, Montgomery, North Harris and Tomball, six centers, and Lone Star College-University Center. With 49,250 students, it is the largest college system in the Houston area, and third largest community college district in Texas. To learn more, visit http://lonestar.edu .