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A Holocaust Survivor Speaks

Release Date:
3/28/2012 2:19 PM

University of New Haven: Mira Binford, events Mira Binford


The University of New Haven will present its ninth annual Holocaust remembrance event.


Keynote speaker, Mira Binford, a Holocaust survivor and a documentary film maker.

In addition to remarks by Binford, the program of remembrance will include a reading of names of those who perished in the Holocaust who are related to a member of the UNH community. The ceremony will include the lighting of ceremonial candles, the chanting of a memorial blessing, a moment of silent contemplation and musical accompaniment.  


Tuesday, Apr. 17, 3 p.m.


Dodds Theater, UNH’s main campus, 300 Boston Post Road, West Haven.   


Binford received her doctorate from the University of Wisconsin and co-directed an award-winning documentary film series, “Contemporary South Asia." She also produced another award-winning video in 1994. “Diamonds in The Snow” illustrates her experiences as a child hidden from Nazis by strangers.  She was one of only a handful out of  thousands of Jewish children who survived the Nazi invasion of her town of Bedzin, Poland.

This event is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact 203-932-7063.

The University of New Haven is a private, top-tier comprehensive institution recognized as a national leader in experiential education. Founded in 1920 on the campus of Yale University in cooperation with Northeastern University, UNH moved to its current West Haven campus in 1960. The University provides its students with a unique combination of a solid liberal arts education and real-world, hands-on career and research opportunities. UNH enrolls approximately 6,400, including nearly 1,800 graduate students and more than 4,600 undergraduates – the majority of whom reside in University housing. Through its College of Arts and Sciences, College of Business, Henry C. Lee College of Criminal Justice and Forensic Sciences, Tagliatela College of Engineering, and University College, UNH offers 75 undergraduate and graduate degree programs. UNH students have access to more than 50 study abroad programs worldwide and its student-athletes compete in 16 varsity sports in the NCAA Division II’s highly competitive Northeast-10 Conference.