University Place Hosts Holocaust Guest Speaker Tibor Klopfer

January 2, 2020 - University Place

Tibor Klopfer family photos

West Lafayette, IN –January 2, 2020 – University Place, a Franciscan Community, presents “Holocaust Speakers Bureau: My Family’s Experience” on Wednesday, January 15, from 2:30 pm-3:45 pm, on their campus located at 1700 Lindberg Road in West Lafayette.

Guest speaker Tibor Klopfer will detail the atrocities that his Hungarian, Jewish family members experienced during the Holocaust. Through the use of photos, maps, illustrations and family stories, attendees will gain a perspective that transcends sterile renditions of dates, events and statistics. His mother and father were ultimately liberated from the German Nazi concentration camps Bergen-Belson and Dachau, respectively.

The public is welcome to attend this event, which coincides with the January 2020 commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz.

All attendees are required to RSVP to 765-464-5611 or jesmith@franciscancommunities.org. Light refreshments will be served.

About Franciscan Communities

Franciscan Communities, a subsidiary of Franciscan Ministries, sponsored by the Franciscan Sisters of Chicago, provides quality senior living and compassionate healthcare services including independent living, assisted living, memory support, skilled nursing, rehabilitation services and more. Franciscan Communities owns and operates ten senior living communities in Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, and Ohio.

About Franciscan Ministries

Franciscan Ministries, sponsored by the Franciscan Sisters of Chicago, is a nonprofit Catholic system offering senior living, healthcare and community-based services in Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, and Ohio. Franciscan Ministries provides community-based health care services in Illinois and Indiana to support families and their loved ones in all stages of life. Additionally, they support St. Jude House, a family violence prevention center and shelter in Indiana that serves survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault and their dependent children. In Chicago, at-risk, young women benefit from the Madonna Foundation, which provides tuition assistance for Catholic, secondary education.

For more information about Franciscan Ministries, call (800) 524-6126 or go to www.franciscanministries.org.