As part of Penn State Harrisburg’s Center for Holocaust and Jewish Studies Speaker Series, David Tuck, a holocaust survivor, will discuss his childhood experiences on Wednesday, March 21 at 11 a.m. in the Oliver LaGrone Cultural Arts Center (W132) in the Olmsted Building on campus.
Tuck was born in Poland. He was 10 years old when Germany invaded in 1939, and his family was sent to the Lodz ghetto. He was later moved to labor and concentration camps at Posen, Auschwitz, Mauthausen, and Güsen II. His time in the camps was spent working with food rations, on autobahn construction, and on anti-aircraft gun and aircraft manufacturing. On May 5, 1945 the Americans liberated Güsen II; he weighed 78 pounds. He spent the next several months recuperating in refugee camps, and immigrated to the United States in 1950.
This event is free and open to the public.