Holocaust Remembrance Conference focuses on stories of hiding

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WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (The Exponent) – One man spent months of his life in a dugout in the middle of a wheat field to survive Nazi persecution in Ukraine.

“He was friends with the local stable boy who warned him in advance (of the Nazi’s plans),” said Jeff Veidlinger, a professor of Jewish studies at the University of Michigan. “He lived in a hole in a wheat field for several months.”

Veidlinger will discuss the Ukrainian Jew experience during the Holocaust as part of this weekend’s Greater Lafayette Holocaust Remembrance Conference. The Conference’s topic, “Hidden Within,” focuses on the stories of people who hid during the Holocaust.

Veidlinger will also share videotaped oral histories of survivors just like the man who lived in the wheat field – revealing a more personal side of the war’s toll.

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