Southeastern graduate student interviews Holocaust survivor


Tuesday, April 21, 2020
by: Tonya Lowentritt 

     HAMMOND – Each year the Department of History and Political Science at Southeastern Louisiana University sponsors a year-long series of lectures for Constitution Day, Fanfare, Veterans Day, Black History Month, Women’s History Month, and Yom Hashoah or Holocaust Remembrance Day.
     Department Head of History and Political Science Bill Robison said that the department has had to cancel several lectures scheduled in March and April because of COVID-19, including a panel for Yom Hashoah that master’s candidate and HIPS Graduate Assistant Joseph Ricci organized.
     “Not to be outdone and determined that we must have some official observance of the day, Mr. Ricci conducted an interview with Holocaust survivor Max Eisen,” Robison said. “We are extraordinarily grateful to Mr. Eisen for agreeing to this interview and extremely proud of Mr. Ricci for arranging it.”
     Although Yom Hashoah is April 20 to 21, the interview is and will remain available on YouTube at

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