Omaha Public Radio News
8:29 am
Fri November 26, 2010

Holocaust researcher speaks at Creighton University

Omaha, NE – The chairman of an Israel university's Holocaust Studies program says only about 11-percent of Jewish children survived through World War Two.

Boaz Cohen spoke earlier this week at Creighton University. He's chair of the Holocaust Studies Program at Western Galilee University in Akko, Israel. Cohen's research focuses on the testimonies of Jewish children who survived the Holocaust. He says three-and-a-half million Jews were killed in 1942 during the Holocaust.

Cohen says the memoirs give a clear picture of the relationship between Jewish children and people of other faiths after the Holocaust. According to Cohen, child survivors viewed non-Jews as either saviors, or "angels of Death."

Cohen's lecture was part of Creighton's Kripke Lecture Series and the Holocaust Lecture Series. You can hear the entire lecture on an upcoming noon forum on Omaha Public Radio.