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In commemoration of UN Holocaust Remembrance Day, which honors the 75th Anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, the Permanent Chair of Polish Culture at Canisius College and The Holocaust Resource Center of Buffalo will present a talk by former Washington Post war correspondent Jack Fairweather on his 2019 book The Volunteer: One Man, an Underground Army, and the Secret Mission to Destroy Auschwitz. The book tells the story of resistance fighter Witold Pilecki, who infiltrated Auschwitz and smuggled out reports to the allies on the deaths within its gates.

The January 22 presentation will take place at 6:30 p.m. in the Regis Room of the Richard E. Winter ’42 Student Center, located at 81 Hughes Avenue.  The evening begins with a brief memorial, featuring cellist Robert Hausmann, of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra (BPO), who will perform Ravel’s Kaddish.  Hausmann offered this same performance as a memorial in the German Concentration Camp, Auschwitz, during the BPO’s tour of Poland. The Yad Vashem exhibit, The Auschwitz Album, will also be on display. A light reception and book signing, sponsored by Talking Leaves Books, will follow. Click here to read more.

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Submitted by: College Communications