Holocaust survivor speaks on campus

Holocaust Survivor Ursula Bacon will visit George Fox University on Wednesday, March 3Holocaust survivor Ursula Bacon will visit George Fox University on Wednesday, March 3, to tell of her experience of fleeing Nazi Germany.

Bacon will speak at 7 p.m. in Room 103 of the university’s Hoover Academic Building. The public is invited to attend at no charge.

Bacon fled Nazi Germany with her parents in 1939 and landed in Shanghai, China, along with more than 18,000 other Middle European Jews. The family spent most of the war years in a Japanese-controlled “designated area,” often referred to as the “Shanghai Ghetto.” She came to the United States in 1947.

She has written a book about her experiences, Shanghai Diary, A Young Girl's Journey from Hitler's Hate to War-torn China.

For more information, contact Clint Baldwin, director of the university’s Center for Peace and Justice, at 503-554-2685, or history professor Caitlin Corning at 503-554-2673.