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Holocaust survivor returning to speak


The Rainy River District School Board, Northwest Catholic District School Board, and Equity and Inclusive Education Regional Strategy have teamed up to present renowned author and Order of Ontario recipient Dr. Eva Olsson.

Dr. Olsson, a Holocaust survivor who was sent to Auschwitz-Birkenau and then Bergen Belsen, spent a year at these camps until they were liberated by Allied forces.

Her story is an unforgettable message of survival, hope, and the destructive power of hate and indifference.

She will be speaking Monday (Jan. 10) at 9:30 a.m. at Rainy River High School, then at 1:30 p.m. at Robert Moore School here.

She then will speak next Tuesday (Jan. 11) at 10:20 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. at the Townshend Theatre for Fort Frances High School students.

An evening session (open to the public) is set for 7 p.m. at the Fort Frances Public Library Technology Centre.

After speaking at Atikokan High School at 12:30 p.m. on Jan. 12, Dr. Olsson will be back in Fort Frances next Thursday (Jan. 13) to address students at St. Francis School starting at 11 a.m.

She then will hold a public session at the Dryden Performing Arts Centre that evening (7:30 p.m.) before concluding her speaking tour at St. Joseph’s School in Dryden at 10 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 14.

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