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Members Monthly Author Talk

January 29, 2021 – 1:30 to 3:00 pm

“Only Hope: My Mother and the Holocaust Brought to Light” by Irving Lubliner

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Join us for an OLLI Author Talk via Zoom with Irving (Irv) Lubliner, the author of “Only Hope: A Survivor’s Stories of the Holocaust.” Before she passed away in 1974, Felicia Bornstein Lubliner wrote about her internment in Polish ghettos and two Nazi concentration camps, Auschwitz and Gross-Rosen. Her powerful stories have recently been published by her son, Irv Lubliner, an emeritus Southern Oregon University professor and OLLI instructor. He will share excerpts from Only Hope: A Survivor’s Stories of the Holocaust, shedding light on his mother’s experiences and indomitable spirit, as well as his experience as a child of Holocaust survivors and his process in bringing the book to fruition. This is followed by a Q & A session.

This event will be hosted on Zoom and Spring 2021 members are required to pre-register to receive the link. Register online.

  • In case you are interested, here is an interview that aired on NPR radio stations in Southern Oregon and Northern California. Irv Lubliner teaches math, music, and literature classes for the OLLI program at Southern Oregon University, where he also serves on the Council of Directors.  An emeritus professor specializing in mathematics education, he taught for 40 years and led seminars for math teachers in 39 states. In 2019, he published his mother’s writing about her experiences during the Holocaust, the book that will serve as the theme for this presentation.

Feel free to call the office with any questions or to register via phone (434-923-3600) or you are always welcome to email OLLI staff. We’d love to have you.

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Watch for email announcements, Flash Outings will be planned as circumstances permit. We will set them in motion again when the public health crisis of COVID-19 allows for larger group gatherings.  OLLI stays within on hour of Charlottesville with potential outings to places like the Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden and the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.