Holocaust survivor Gideon Frieder will share his story in Central Arkansas in March.

Holocaust survivor Gideon Frieder to speak at three free events

The University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton and the University of Central Arkansas are proud to announce that Gideon Frieder, a Holocaust survivor, will visit Morrilton and Conway in March for three speaking appearances.

Frieder is a speaker volunteer with the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C. He will speak at 7 p.m. Monday, March 9, at the Farris Center at UCA. At 9:45 a.m. Tuesday, March 10, he will share his story at the H.B. White Auditorium at Morrilton High School. For his final appearance, at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 10, Frieder will speak at the Fine Arts Auditorium at UACCM.   

Each of these events is free and open to the public.

Though they have brought Holocaust survivor speakers to Central Arkansas in the past, each speaker is different and has a unique, heart-wrenching story to tell. As time moves forward, there are fewer and fewer opportunities to hear first-hand the experiences of those persecuted during the Holocaust. The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum advocates in its slogan why hearing these stories is so important: “Never Again Begins with You.”

Schools from surrounding areas are encouraged to bring students from history and literature classes to attend one of these events. For more information, contact Courtney Stell at 501.977.2142 or [email protected].