Carroll Roundup

April 18, 2001

Holocaust survivor, prosecutor to discuss their war experiences

Holocaust survivor Rubin Sztajer and Nuremberg prosecutor Brady Bryson, now of Westminster, will discuss their World War II experiences at 6:30 p.m. tomorrow in Hill Hall, Room 201, at Western Maryland College. The free lecture is part of a spring semester course on the Third Reich.

Sztajer, who was 13 when the war broke out in his Polish homeland, was one of three family members to survive the concentration camps. He spent three years and three days in various camps, and worked as slave labor in a munitions factory.

Although he doesn't read books about the Holocaust, talking about his experience is part of a personally prescribed therapy, Sztajer said. But he knows that not all survivors want to bring it up again and again.

"Somehow it is a release for me," he said. "But this is not just my story. It is the story of the 6 million who died and the many more who suffered."

Information: 410-857-2460.

Housing Conference 2001 is scheduled for Saturday

Housing Conference 2001, Housing for Special Needs, will be held from 8 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Saturday at Westminster Senior Center, 125 Stoner Ave.

Speakers will include Michael Allen, director of housing programs at Judge David L. Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law, on the Fair Housing Act, access to housing for people with disabilities; Craig Smith, Division of Rehabilitative Services, on housing adaptability; and Marge Wolf, deputy secretary, Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development, on local politics' impact on housing for special needs.

Registration is recommended. The public is welcome.

Information: 410-848-2261 or 410- 876-6322.

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