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3/18/2005 Auschwitz survivor to speak at Linfield College

McMINNVILLE -- M. Henri Borlant, who survived the Auschwitz concentration camp, will speak on "Auschwitz: The Story of a Survivor" Monday, March 28, from 4 to 6 p.m. in Jonasson Hall, lower level of Melrose Hall, at Linfield College.

Borlant and his father, brother and sister were deported to Auschwitz in 1942 when he was 15 years old. After 28 months, he escaped from Buchenwald and returned to France in 1945. He is the only member of his family to survive the concentration camps.

Borlant, a retired physician, has dedicated his life to speaking at universities, high schools, middle schools and prisons. He has worked closely with Annette Wieviorka, a leading historian at the National Council for Scientific Research in charge of a research unit specializing in the history of the Jews in the 20th century. He is also the Administrateur de la Fondation pour la Mémoire de la Déportation, an organization dedicated to keeping the memory of the deportation alive.

His presentation will be followed by questions from the audience. It is free, open to the public and sponsored by the Linfield Departments of Religious Studies, History and Modern Languages and Chaplain's office. For more information, call 503-883-2474.