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MacArthur welcomes author and holocaust survivor


DATE: april 10
TIME: 9:40 - 11:30 am
LOCATION: brady auditorium, Macarthur hs, 2923 macarthur view

Dr. William Samelson will visit MacArthur High School on April 10 to interact with our 10th grade World History classes in a question and answer session.

Dr. Samelson was born in Poland and as an adolescent was imprisoned in Nazi labor and concentration camps, including Buchenwald concentration camp. After three and a half years, he was liberated by the U.S. Army and came to the United States in 1948.

Dr. Samelson received his Ph.D from the University of Texas at Austin and is a visiting Professor of Holocaust and Genocide Studies at the UTSA and Trinity University. A published author, Dr. Samelson’s work includes All Lie in Wait, One Bridge to Life, Warning and Hope, as well as volumes of English as a Second Language. He is a recipient of the Americanism Medal from the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution as well as an Honorary Citizenship of Texas and an appointment of Admiral of the Texas Navy by Governor John Connally and the Texas Legislature.

We are very excited to have this special guest on our campus. Our 10th grade World History students will benefit tremendously from interaction with such a valuable primary source of information.

For more information, contact Robin shapiro at (210) 363-4007.

Posted on April 4, 2013