OGDEN, Utah – Schindler's List survivor Zev Kedem will present "Schindler's List: A Survivor Celebrates Life," April 20 at noon in Weber State University's Shepherd Union Ballroom.
Kedem was only 5 when Germany invaded his native Poland in 1939. He spent the next six years in concentration camps, remaining alive by being productive. Assigned to work in a brush factory, Kedem soon discovered the more brushes he made, the greater chance he had of surviving. His productivity eventually caught the eye of industrialist Oskar Schindler. Kedem was placed on Schindler's famous list and sent to Czechoslovakia.
After his liberation, Kedem married and moved to Israel. He later assisted Steven Spielberg in the making of the film "Schindler's List." He now lives in California and works as an independent filmmaker.
The event, part of WSU's Convocation Lecture Series and 11th Annual Holocaust Commemoration, is free to the public.