Susan Cernyak-Spatz, 2015

Name of Speaker:
Professor emerita Dr. Susan Cernyak-Spatz z"l

September 17, 2015

Appalachian State University

Auschwitz Survivor Dr. S. Cernyak-Spatz z"l on "Nazi Perpetrators Through The Eyes of the Victims"

Cernyak-Spatz z"l, who is a Professor Emerita of German Literature at UNC Charlotte, was born in Vienna and in 1929, moved with her family to Berlin, where they witnessed Hitler's rise to power. They fled to Prague in March 1938. Her father managed to escape to Belgium shortly before the German invasion of Poland, but the Nazis arrested and eventually deported Cernyak-Spatz z"l and her mother.