One World multicultural event Sylvia Samis, child of Holocaust survivors

By | March 9, 2018 10:50 am

Sylvia Samis

One World, a student organization at Tennessee Tech, will host its annual multicultural evening Thursday, March 15 at 6 p.m. in the Tech Pride Room of the Roaden University Center.

Second generation Holocaust survivor and musician Sylvia Samis will be the guest speaker for the event.

Samis was born in Munich, Germany, to Holocaust survivors Isak Rosenzweig and Sabina Warshawsky Rosenzweig. The family immigrated to the United States when Sylvia was 3 years old in hopes of a better life. As a child of Holocaust survivors, Samis is active in Holocaust education and remembrance.

Samis will share her parents’ story and play music of the Holocaust on violin.

The multicultural evening is designed to introduce people from countries and cultures to each other and raise awareness and understanding of diversity. Food from world cultures will be provided. Tennessee Holocaust Commission.

This is a Center Stage event made possible by the university’s general education fund. Samis’ visit is supported by the Tennessee Holocaust Commission. It is free and open to the public.

The Roaden University Center is located at 1000 N. Dixie Ave., Cookeville.

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