Oscar SingerIndiana University of Pennsylvania’s Holocaust Remembrance Committee will welcome Holocaust survivor Oscar Singer of Pittsburgh for a presentation on November 10 from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. in the Hadley Union Building Ohio Room.

Singer was 14 years old when his village in Poland was occupied by Nazi Germany. Over the next six years, he was sent to four labor camps and two concentration camps before being liberated by the Soviet army.

Singer was at both Auschwitz and Terezenstaft and was the only member of his entire family that survived.

After the war, he moved to Colorado, married, and had two children. Six years ago, he moved to Pittsburgh to live with his daughter, Lee.

Oscar SingerIn addition to the November 10 program, the Holocaust Remembrance Committee is collecting items for the R.K. Agarwal M.D. & Family Teen Center & Shelter in Altoona.

Items requested are clothing for ages 12 to 17, personal hygiene products, school supplies, individually packaged snacks, gift cards, crayons and colored pencils and coloring books, and bikes and sporting equipment. The Family Teen Center & Shelter provides short-term shelter and support for the immediate needs of runaway, homeless, and at-risk youth and their families. Donations can be dropped off until December 10 in the Uhler Hall lobby. 

The Holocaust Remembrance Committee is chaired by Shannon Phillips-Shyrock. For more information about the November 10 program or about IUP’s Holocaust Remembrance Committee, contact Phillips-Shyrock at s.shyrock@iup.edu.